The Autism SA team is about to hit the road to bring the Autism Friendly Charter to the rest of Australia, with the help of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Play your part in supporting 164,000+ Australians on the autism spectrum by committing your business to become one of the many autism friendly organisations across the nation that are working with Autism SA to create a society inclusive of all.
If you are a business that is interested in learning more about how to create an autism friendly environment in your workplace please book into your closest information and training session by following the links below. Please also share this page and the event links with others and help us to create an autism friendly Australia.
Book your tickets here:
|Perth||Monday, 6th August 2018||6:30PM|
|Darwin||Tuesday, 7th August 2018||6:30PM|
|Canberra||Monday, 13th August 2018||6:30PM|
|Brisbane||Tuesday, 14th August 2018||6:30PM|
|Sydney||Wednesday, 15th August 2018||6:30PM|
|Melbourne||Monday, 20th August 2018||6:30PM|
|Hobart||Tuesday, 21st August 2018||6:30PM
We look forward to seeing you on the road!
"If the world was built for me", the moving writing of Rhi Lloyd-Williams, details the author's ideal framework for a truly inclusive society. An individual on the spectrum, Rhi calls for rules and social norms to accommodate everyone, and her voice is echoed by members of South Australia's autism community, who read from her page in the beautiful video below.
In order to support people on the autism spectrum participate in their local community Autism SA has devised an Autism Friendly Charter which has been funded by the NDIS Community Inclusion and Capacity Development Fund.
The Charter will assist business, organisations and venues to build capacity, inclusivity, understanding and awareness of the autism spectrum. The charter will provide principles for organisations to uphold, guidance and awareness training of the autism spectrum, thus supporting these environments to be autism friendly.
The range of services and environments we would like to participate include: sports clubs, recreational facilities, cinemas, supermarkets, playgrounds, restaurants, dentists, hairdressers, swimming pools, and leisure facilities. The list is endless. Any organisation that provides a service to the public that wishes to demonstrate their commitment to a socially inclusive community is encouraged to sign up.
A directory of participating organisations is maintained by Autism SA to help individuals and families search for autism friendly services, you can access it here.