This week has been World Autism Week – running until April 2 (World Autism Awareness Day), it’s an opportunity to learn more about Autism and help everyone move towards a more inclusive community.
Marking the end of this special week will be the annual Light Up the Spectrum event, with this year’s being bigger than ever featuring over 30 buildings and landmarks across regional and metro WA lighting up in the colour spectrum.
As part of the week, the Autism Association of Western Australia is also hosting a raft of activities and events, and encouraging people to get involved in social media.
“Each and every person places their handprint on our community and this month we share the unique handprint of Autistic individuals,” said CEO of the Autism Association of Western Australia, Joan McKenna Kerr said. “World Autism Week builds understanding and ignites change for good, allowing us to grow together.”
“We want to see that every child gets a great start in life, is included in a positive way at school, and goes on as an adult to be a valued member of the workforce and the broader community,” she continued.
“World Autism Week is a great time to learn together, spread awareness and ignite change for Autism to ensure every individual with Autism has the opportunities they deserve.”
Some of the landmarks that will be lighting up this weekend include the Kings Park Trees, the Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay, Fremantle Prison, Manjimup City Centre and more (get the full list of participating landmarks here).
And you can get involved by sharing a photo with the hashtag #LightUptheSpectrum!
Head to the Autism Association Website to learn more.
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