What is World Autism Awareness Day?
World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday 2 April celebrates the resilience of those affected by the disorder and supports causes that promote awareness. World Autism Awareness Day also known as World Autism Understanding Day is recognised by the United Nations and marked around the world.
In recent years, major progress has been made in increasing awareness and acceptance of autism, thanks to the many amazing autistic advocates who bring their lived experience of autistic people to the wider world.
This year marks the 16th annual World Autism Awareness Day.
Light it up blue
On April 2, in honour of World Autism Day, supporters around the globe light up their home or businesses blue!
This year’s World Autism Awareness Day theme in Australia
The World Autism Awareness Day 2023 theme is colour.
You can celebrate this special day by encouraging your children to express themselves through colour.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability that affects the way people communicate and interact with the world. Characteristics generally appear in early childhood and will be present, in some form, for life.
At CVGT we stand for a world of difference
At CVGT Employment we aim to deliver services that build economic and social inclusion in the communities we operate.
CVGT is committed to building communities that are diverse, inclusive and strong. Our commitment starts with us!
Empowerment and inclusion are integral to our culture and how we live our values. We ensure our employment solutions are inclusive and respond to the diverse needs of our participants.
At CVGT Employment, we work closely with businesses and industry to build inclusive practices, improve equality, and ensure every person has access to employment.
We have a shared vision for developing pathways to employment for people of all ages and abilities, ensuring people with disability feel included while celebrating difference.
A look at some of our success stories that highlight the successes of our amazing autistic participants.
For Cameron, having a job that is thoroughly enjoyable makes the 35-minute drive to work go quickly. In the past 18 months, he has been making the roundtrip from his home to Bangholme in south-east Melbourne to work with PSW. Cameron, who is Autistic, is a warehouse associate and works eight hours a week. A…
After a negative workplace experience left Benjamin with a bad taste, he’s found himself welcomed at Albury-Wodonga’s African Groceries. CVGT Australia brokered the retail position with the local store, which imports items to cater to the region’s diverse migrant communities. Business owner Clement had previously taken on someone by accessing our Disability Employment Service (DES)….
When Milan approached CVGT Australia, he was feeling disappointed and frustrated that employment seemed to fade when an employer reached the end of the wage subsidy period. Milan, who has autism spectrum disorder and Erb’s palsy, felt like he was being passed from pillar to post. The team from CVGT Ballarat wanted to change that…