We are thrilled to be partnering with Disney to bring you Australia's first ever autism friendly performance of THE LION KING!
Saturday 14 June 2014 at 1:30pm
Capitol Theatre, Sydney
This specially adapted performance will be suitable for people on the autism spectrum and their families, to see the award-winning production in a friendly and supportive environment. Trained staff will be on hand, and dedicated quiet and activity areas set up, should anyone need to leave their seats.
Slight adjustments to the production include removal of strobe lighting, reduction of any jarring sounds and lights focused into the audience, house lights being dimmed and flexibility to bring your own snacks.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, THE LION KING uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
A range of family friendly pricing will be offered for this performance, starting from $50 per ticket.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Seats are limited so be quick to avoid missing out!
For full details and how to book your tickets visit www.lionkingautismfriendly.com.au
or call Ticketmaster on 1300 889 278 Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
This election, speak up for all Australians with Autism.
In all of the promises and spin of the next few weeks, it is crucial for us to make our voices heard.
For too long the autism community has been grossly under-funded and under-supported and we are tired of watching our children go without. We need funding for services and intervention right now.
We need to remind our politicians that 1 in 100 need it funded and we need it now!
Team Autism Awareness Australia proudly took part in the 2013 Sun Herald City2Surf on the 11th of August.
We ran, walked and even crawled our way the 14kms from Sydney CBD to Bondi to raise awareness and funds in support of all Australians on the autism spectrum.
A huge thank you to everyone who ran for us, donated to our charity and supported our team. We can’t thank you enough!
Until next year!
'What are you doing?' is a short film created by Autism Awareness Australia which aims to teach school-aged children about acceptance and understanding of their peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Narrated by television personality Tom Gleisner and written by
‘The Other Country’ author Michael Whelan, the film includes enlightening interviews with the brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends of children on the spectrum. Through beautiful imagery, engaging narrative and quirky animation, ‘What are you doing?’ sends the all important message of inclusion and understanding of all those with ASD by their peers and within their communities. It has received glowing reviews at its three premieres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and has enormous support from parents and educators across the country.
'What are you doing?', along with accompanying teaching materials, has been distributed to every school in Australia, totaling over 10,000 copies nationwide. To find out more about the national school disctribution of the filmp please click here
What a fantastic day we had on Saturday 20 April at our event ‘Autism: Building Positive Outcomes!’ A great day of info and support for parent and professionals, which we are delighted to say was FREE!
The event combined Autism Masterclasses and an Info Hub, where visitors met with quality ASD product and service providers.
Our Masterclass program featured two concurrent streams, one focused on early intervention and the other focused on adolescents and teenagers. The program was designed to give parents and professionals essential and practical information on topics such as: understanding ASD, funding entitlements, early intervention options, behaviour management strategies and addressing autism in adolescents.
Our speaker panel included international guests from the USA Dr Bobby Newman, Dr Eric Larsson & Dr John McEachin, as well as a host of Australian experts Dr James Best, Shannon Eeles, Charmaine Fraser, Ramona Toscano, Gail Quinn, Kathryn Wicks, Benison O’Reilly, Aurora Hammond, Michael Whelan and William Johns.
Whilst the weather wasn’t on our side, visitors who attended were certainly happy that they did! It’s not often that we see so many great minds are in the same room, and we are very proud that we were able to host such an important and much needed event free of charge to the community.
We plan to continue to take our parent and professional educational series around Australia in the near future. Stay tuned to see where we go next!
We did it! The Sydney Opera House was illuminated a brilliant blue on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 for World Autism Awareness Day! Thanks to the support and generosity of Australians all across the country we were able to shine a bright light on autism, for all individuals on the spectrum and the families who love them.
Autism Awareness Australia was determined that Sydney would play a prominent part in this important global campaign, and we will continue to ensure we are represented in the coming years.
For us, it was never about a light. It wasn’t even about the colour blue. It was, and always will be, about making Australia more ‘Autism Aware’ … and our ‘Light it up blue’ campaign certainly achieved that!
Thank you to everyone who donated to our campaign, who shared, posted and tweeted our messages! Your contribution helped make it such a huge success!
For all the campaign details visit www.lightitupblue.com.au