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Countdown to Get Your Blue On for World Autism Awareness Day 2017
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Get Your Blue On for World Autism Awareness Day 2017

Join in with one of our many activities or by organising your own.
Raise awareness of and much needed funds for Autism Together and most of all HAVE FUN.

We have something for everyone to get involved with, whether you are adventurous or fancy something a little more cultural, take a look at our events listed below for further details and how to get involved.

WAAD2017 Sponsored Walk

Join us on World Autism Awareness Day 2nd in the beautiful Birkenhead Park for our second annual sponsored walk.

Come along and join in the fun to help us to raise awareness of and funds for Autism Together on this 3k walk. Registration is free but we ask that your try to raise as much sponsorship as you can. You can register on the day, but it would help us if we knew how many people are thinking of taking part.

Register here and map

Download our sponsorship form here.

Bounce25

On World Autism Awareness Day 2017 our very own Bounce team will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest bounce by a team.

The current record is 24 hours, so our team are bouncing from 12 noon on April 2nd until 1pm on April 3rd.  Watch the action on Facebook Live (times TBC) and keep track of their progress on social media. The Deputy Mayor or Wirral will be starting the first stopwatch on April 2nd and several other surprise guests will be popping in to cheer the team along.

Follow the team’s training progress, keep track of the news and donate here.

Autism Friendly Film Night


Join us at the The Light Cinema, New Brighton on Monday 3rd April.

More information

60s Music Night

Live band – Contact, sounds of the sixties, what more could you ask for.

More Information

Art Exhibition

An exhibition of art by adults with autism.
The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.
@7th March to 9th April 2017.

Charity Football Match

A great day out for the whole family with lots of stalls and games on site.
After pub adventure with quiz and prizes. Bar open till 11pm.

More Information

Art inspired by the world of Harry Potter

A collection of artwork inspired by the Harry Potter movies, created by service users attending Autism Together.
Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake CH47 3AG
27th March – 10th April – 9am till 8pm weekdays, 8.30am – 12.30pm Saturday.

Fundraising tips for you

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Full of great ideas, printable forms and posters this pack gives you all the information you need to get started.

Download our fundraising pack here.

Fundraising tips for schools

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Full of great ideas, printable forms and posters this pack gives your school all the information you need to get started.

Download our Schools Fundraising pack here.

Get Your Blue On!

Show your support for Autism Together and celebrate World Autism Awareness Day by wearing some of our great new merchandise.

We have blue ribbons and wristbands to help you to GetYourBlueOn and support Autism Together.  Contact the Fundraising Team to find out more, look in your local shops on Wirral or buy on-line here.

Get Your Blue On – why?

Autism awareness and acceptance within the community is our goal on World Autism Awareness Day.

Autism is often associate with the colour’s of the rainbow because it has been described as a spectrum condition.

People who have autism often have sensory difficulties, and the things that they can see, hear, touch are often perceived differently than neuro-typical people. By focusing on Blue, we focus our awareness of autism in to one single lens of colour, this is the same colour as clear sky – which can be seen all over the world. If we can make a difference and get people to see autism as clearly as they see the blue sky we will have made a difference to so many people’s lives.

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The 2nd April 2017 see us celebrating the 9th International World Autism Awareness Day, at Autism Together we have organised a range of events to mark what is one of the highlights of our year.

A message from our Chief Executive

World Autism Awareness Day offers us all the opportunity to reflect on what we can do to improve the outcomes for autistic people, not just locally but across the country. We have been widening the scope of the good work that we do at Autism Together. As an organisation we want to communicate the message that whether you are an autistic person, a parent, a professional or a member of the public, who needed support to understand autism, then, together, we will be there.

We have a lot of events planned this year to mark World Autism Awareness Day, we have our Bounce25, where a team of staff aim to break the Guinness World Record for trampolining to raise awareness of and much needed funds for Autism Together, and our supporters are joining in by undertaking challenges such as Sponsored Walks, bake sales a 60s Music Night and lots more. Details of all our challenges can be found on this website.

We have so many exciting projects coming up in 2017 and we are reaching out to many more individuals and organisations. World Autism Awareness Day is a great way for us to step back, celebrate our current work, look forward to our new projects and above all raise awareness of autism. Please join us and help us to reach out to as many people as possible.

Thank you.

Robin Bush,
Chief Executive – Autism Together

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The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared
2 April as World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139) to highlight
the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from
the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives.

Click here to access the main United Nations
page about World Autism Awareness Day.