Hoodie Up for autism

Since 2019, individuals, businesses and schools have shown their support for Autistic people by putting their Hoodie Up for autism. Hoodie Up is held in April to coincide with World Autism Month, but we encourage the community to wear their hoodies all year round to help create an Australia that is more accepting and inclusive of Autistic people. 


What is Hoodie Up? 

Amaze celebrates Hoodie Up every year in April during World Autism Month. Hoodie Up is a campaign to show understanding, acceptance and support for the Autistic community. This year, the official Hoodie Up day was held on Tuesday 4 April 2023 and we encouraged people to wear their hoodies or hold a Hoodie Up event on this day, or any day throughout April, to show their support for the autism community and celebrate the diversity that autism brings to the world.

Why hoodies?  

Some Autistic people can experience sensory sensitivities and become overloaded by stimuli, but when wearing their hoodie up, they can block out bright lights and busy environments which helps to calm them and regain their focus. 

How can I take part? 

Our official Hoodie Up day has passed but you can still show your support all year round by wearing an official Amaze Hoodie Up hoodie or wearing one of your own. You can also help raise funds by holding a fundraising event with your friends, school, community group or workplace. 

Where do funds go? 

Funds raised through Hoodie Up will help deliver vital support to Autistic people and their families so they can live their best lives. Your support will help us to:

  • Continue our advocacy work to the ensure autism communities voices and needs are recognised in government policy and the media,
  • Help break down stigma in the wider community through public education campaigns and initiatives, and 
  • Support our work with the community, organisations, corporations and governments that create a more autism inclusive Australia.

Ready to Hoodie Up in 2023?  

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Buy an official Amaze Hoodie Up hoodie

If you would like to enquire about purchasing an official Amaze Hoodie Up hoodie, please email [email protected] or call 03 9657 1600.

Host a Hoodie Up event

Interested in hosting your own event with your friends, school, community group or workplace to raise funds?

Register your event now and start raising funds to support the Autistic community! 

Once you register, you also get access to our 2023 Hoodie Up digital toolkit. 

See a sneak peek below: 



By donating you are supporting our efforts to develop programs and resources, and deliver support that improves the wellbeing of Autistic people and their families.

Donate today.

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