The initiative will be coordinated by the School’s Learning Support team, with the aim of not only raising awareness but also raising some money for Autism West, through the sale of branded wristbands and blue coloured cupcakes.
The wristbands will be available for students to buy for $2 each, with students selling them at recess and lunchtime around the Senior School campus. Students will also be able to purchase blue decorated cupcakes for $2 each on Friday 27 March, at both the Senior and Preparatory Schools, with all proceeds from the sale of both items going directly to Autism West.
Autism Awareness Week aims to raise community recognition of the needs and accomplishments of children and adults with autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (“Autism”) is a lifelong developmental disability that is neurological in origin. Previously, these disorders were categorised as Autistic Disorder, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (NOS). An estimated 1 in 160 people to 1 in 100 people has Autism.