Thursday, February 3, 2011

World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2011

If you're in Melbourne please come along.
If you're not - please feel free to Tweet this event far and wide as VERY LITTLE media coverage was given to it last year.
Aspie teen LOVED the walk the last year and we'll be going along again this year.


Are you interested in volunteering for a fun-filled day to raise awareness
of Autism Spectrum Disorders?

On Saturday 2nd April 2011, Autism Victoria will be celebrating World
Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Following the success of our Autism Awareness March to the State Library
last year, we are now taking to the streets again and ask all our Autism
Victoria members and eSpectrum subscribers to come along and support this
event (and bring your friends and family!). This year we will be marching
along St Kilda Esplanade to the Beachcomber Cafe in St Kilda where we will
release 3000 multi-coloured balloons at St Kilda Beach.

Autism Victoria is seeking volunteers to assist with the walk and the 3000
balloon release on this day.

Tasks include:
* Assisting with the organisation of the formal assembly area
* Helping families and individuals congregate in the one main area
* Handing out balloons
* Helping families/individuals/children to complete the walk
* Ushering attendees
* Maintaining road safety
* Crowd control
* Maintaining a clean and tidy area

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to dedicate your time
to help make this a successful and exciting event on Saturday 2nd April,
please contact Stacey Aroutzidis via email at with your name and contact
details for further communication.


Cheryl D. said...

Very cool!

River said...

This should be a national event. There are kids on the spectrum in all the states. I probably won't make it to Melbourne, ha ha, but I could do my bit by releasing a bunch of coloured balloons on the day.