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Tweddle supports World Autism Awareness Day - 2nd April

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 28/03/13

The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2013. Every year, autism organisations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development.

These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviours. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. 

Amaze (Autism Victoria) is hosting an event  on Sunday 7 April for the 4th year with an awareness walk along Southbank in Melbourne’s CBD being the main feature of the day. The walk starts at 2pm from Alexandra Gardens and participants will be wearing something blue to show their support for ASD. 

The event is expected to draw over 5000 people to raise awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders. For more information on becoming part of World Autism Awareness Day visit  http://www.amaze.org.au/

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