Landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around Australia and the world will come together for Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support they love.
The day which is part of World Autism Awareness Month aims to spread kindness and autism awareness.
Autism-friendly events and educational activities will take place throughout April, aiming to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.
Autism is a lifelong developmental condition characterised by difficulties in social interaction, communication, restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours, and sensory sensitivities.
An estimated 1 in 70 Australians are on the autism spectrum; that is around 353,880 people. It is four times more common in boys than girls.
Five Good Friends is proud to work together with members across the Autism spectrum and their families.
Our helpers and community teams provide flexible and tailored partnerships with members so they have the confidence and skills to live successfully on their own terms.
Whether it is helping around the home with domestic support, ensuring social and community participation or community nursing, our helpers and carers are here to support the needs, interests and aspirations of people with Autism and their loved ones.
Underpinning everything we do at Five Good Friends is the question - why do people live wonderfully long, engaged and rich lives in homes and communities they love? Our mission is to help people live vibrant lives in their own home, connected to the friends, community they love.
So, on April 2, wear something blue, light up in blue and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.