The Melbourne Autism Expo is going Blue and Yellow to celebrate World Autism Day on Saturday 2nd April 2016.
The traditional colour for Autism is blue however there is a growing movement, started by Yellow Ladybugs, (a support group for girls on the spectrum) that to recognise girls on the spectrum by going Yellow! We have decided to go blue and yellow to recognise the whole ASD community.
“One of the aims of the Melbourne Autism Expo is raise awareness and acceptance of all people within the ASD community” states Larissa Hill, Melbourne Autism Expo Co-founder. “Autistic Girls present very differently to autistic boys and for this reason, for a very long time, it was thought that autism only effected boys. We know this is not the case and by going blue and yellow we hope to highlight that autism effects males and females alike. Both males and females need recognition, acceptance and support.”
The team at the Melbourne Autism Expo have released a Facebook Profile Image that everyone can use on their Facebook page to go blue and yellow.
“To show your support, we would love everyone to use the Facebook Profile Image and dress in blue or yellow or both blue and yellow to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd of April which can be downloaded from our website” states Natasha. “We are excited by the prospect of everyone jumping on board with this campaign to help us raise awareness and acceptance!”
The Melbourne Autism Expo is being held on Saturday 30th April from 10am-5pm at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood. For tickets and further information go to the Melbourne Autism Expo website.