World Autism Awareness Day

DATE: 2 April 2020

World Autism Awareness Day

Help spread awareness and increase acceptance of people with ASD so they feel included and treated as equals.

World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated on 2 April each year, the day seeks to increase the community’s awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

Established in 2008, World Autism Awareness Day is one of only seven official health-specific United Nations Days.

More than 200,000 Australians live with ASD, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The day also brings individual autism organisations together all around the world to aid in research, diagnoses, treatment, and acceptance for those affected by ASD.

Yooralla is dedicated to supporting people with autism and their families.

Matt is a Yooralla customer with autism, who has been living independently in Yooralla’s accommodation for more than three years.

With Yooralla’s support, Matt has been able to build positive relationships, retain a job, manage his finances and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Watch Matt’s video to find out more.

Yooralla has also prepared information about autism including what does the NDIS mean for children with autism and 5 things you need to know about autism spectrum disorder.

For more information, you can speak to Yooralla on 03 9666 4500 or ndis.infohub@yooralla.com.au.

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