Deniliquin community members are being encouraged to wear blue today for World Autism Day.CASS SAVELLIS April 2, 2014 4:30am
Intereach staff members Karen Wilson, Ricky Munro and Colleen Greaves will be wearing blue tomorrow.
Deniliquin is being encouraged to ‘go blue’ for World Autism Day.
Intereach is hosting a bake sale at the Cressy St kiosk from 9.30am today as part of its culminated fundraising campaign to build awareness of autism locally.
Intereach Early Childhood Intervention Service has been working with all district schools and children’s services, in partnership with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), which is a leading service provider for people with autism and other disabilities.
Intereach senior manager of Children’s Services and manager of Early Childhood Intervention Service Karen Wilson said schools and services have been involved in promoting Autism awareness.
‘‘Every school and centre has been approached and supplied with Aspect colouring-in competitions and challenged to ‘go blue on April 2’.
‘‘Schools and centres have adopted the challenge in their own individual way, publishing articles in their newsletters, holding Go Blue casual days, collecting donations or selling merchandise.
‘‘World Autism Day provides a fantastic opportunity for Intereach to showcase how important it is to engage with parents, the community and educational services to develop a deeper understanding of what autism is.’’
Recognising the impacts this condition has on families is also a focus, Ms Wilson said.
‘‘Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental disability that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people,’’ she said.
‘‘Please support Intereach by supporting the bake sale and building on your understanding of autism.’’
Intereach is a not-for-profit community-based provider of services to regional, rural and remote communities throughout the Riverina Murray region of NSW.
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