Are you ready to Go Blue for Autism in 2016?
April is Autism Awareness Month and Autism Queensland has launched its annual Go Blue for Autism campaign to raise funds and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a lifelong developmental disability that affects one in 100 Australians.
Registrations are now open at www.goblueforautism.com.au for individuals, families, schools, workplaces and community groups across Queensland to take part in the Queensland-wide event by dressing in blue or hosting Go Blue events on their chosen day in April.
The Go Blue for Autism website also includes news and events from around Queensland as well as promotional materials for download.
The Facebook page Twitter page @Goblue4autism and Instagram page (GoBlue4Autism) drives much of the campaign each year.
Internationally, World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2nd every year and marks the start of Autism Awareness Month in Australia and Go Blue for Autism in Queensland.
Autism Queensland’s CEO Rod Cameron said 110 Go Blue events were held across metropolitan and regional Queensland in 2015.
“Go Blue for Autism is now in its fifth year and 2016 is already off to a flying start with more than a dozen Go Blue events registered since the start of February,” he said.
“Anyone can Go Blue, either individually or as a group and their fundraising activities can be as simple as collecting a gold coin donation per person for dressing in blue, or by selling Go Blue merchandise which we have available for purchase or by consignment.
“You can organise a Go Blue fundraiser at your school, workplace, sports club or community group and donate the proceeds to Autism Queensland,” Mr Cameron said.
In Queensland, there are over 10,000 school aged children living with Autism.
Autism Queensland run Queensland’s only autism-specific schools at Brighton and Sunnybank and delivers services from its centres in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Cairns, Mackay and Gladstone as well as statewide through outreach services.
It also offers professional development services for professionals, parent workshops, individual programing, and group programing for children of all ages, therapy and assessments.
Further information: José Abad 07 3314 7400, 0403 930 380, email@example.com