This day is aimed to help increase awareness and understanding of Autism, foster support and inspire a kinder more inclusive world.
Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviours and is a “spectrum condition” that affects people differently and to varying degrees.
While there is currently no known single cause of Autism, early diagnosis helps a person receive the support and services that they need, which can lead to a quality life filled with opportunity.
Autism affects both men and women of all races in all countries. It has an especially large impact on children and is immensely common. This is precisely why raising awareness of Autism is essential.
There is no better way to celebrate this day than by becoming aware of the characteristics of people with this condition and how all of us can do better to increase our own understanding and promote kindness.
The Nintirri Centre, in conjunction with the Tom Price Arts Hub will be running a Sensory Friendly Morning on Sunday 18th March at 9:30am at the Arts Hub for families with children who are on the Autism Spectrum or who have higher sensory needs.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Tom Price Child Health Nurses at the hospital or the local GP if you have any concerns about your child’s development:
See below for additional resources and support services available: