We’re excited that once again in 2022, the community will Hoodie Up to raise funds and show their understanding, acceptance and support for autistic people.
Why hoodies? Some autistic people experience sensory sensitivities and can become overloaded by stimuli in their environment; wearing their hoodie up means they can block out bright lights and busy environments which helps calm them.
By gathering together on 4 April 2022 and putting our hoodies up, we’re showing a little more understanding of how we can support and embrace autistic people and celebrate the diversity autism brings to our world.
In 2021, we saw over 100 schools and childcares, individuals and workplaces register to hold an event and raise funds for Amaze. See some of those amazing photos here.
Funds raised through Hoodie Up will help deliver vital support to autistic people and their families, including Amaze’s work to create a more autism-friendly Victoria. We advocate to ensure the autism community’s voices and needs are recognised in government policy and the media, break down stigma in the wider community through public education campaigns, and up-skill the wider world in how to support autistic people to fully participate in, and contribute to, our society.
Registrations are now open for anyone to #HoodieUp for Autism this April during World Autism Acceptance Month. We also have information kits that you can download and use to help plan your HoodieUp event.
Let others know about Hoodie Up with our information flier.