On World Autism Awareness Day, Tuesday 02 April 2013, Autism Queensland and supporters turned the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane blue to raise awareness about people living with Autism, their families, carers and teachers.
The event marked the start of Autism Awareness Month and the formal kick-off of Autism Queensland’s fundraising and awareness campaign Go Blue for Autism. Dancers in blue morph suits captured the attention of curious onlookers and help raise awareness of autism — a condition that research shows affects one in 100 Australian children.
If April doesn’t suit, please choose a more suitable day and make that your Go Blue for Autism day!
Each year on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, iconic buildings across Australia and the world turn their lights blue to promote autism awareness. In support of this global initiative, Autism Queensland asks people Go Blue for the month of April to help raise awareness and funds to help us support Queenslanders of all ages living with ASD and their families.