World Autism Awareness Day

by | Apr 1, 2022 | Stories

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The 15th annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2022.

Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world come together on April 2, Autism Awareness Day, to #LightItUpBlue in recognition of people with Autism and those who love and support them.

The HQ Sapphire Family showed our support today (a day early!) by wearing blue attire to the office to participate in the global campaign. Some of our HQ team have had experience supporting individuals with Autism (in a support worker role previously), and others have lived experience helping a loved one at home with Autism. One of the great things about our Sapphire Family is, we don’t just work in the disability industry, our team bring compassion, understanding and familiarity from our households to our roles of support.

We are also fortunate to have wonderful support worker staff who go above and beyond daily to meet the needs and wants of all our participants. The Sapphire Family are proactive around staff training, and we continue to provide opportunities regularly for everyone to learn, up-skill and embrace personal development. For the month of April, all of our training opportunities are Autism related, mainly around effective communication and de-escalation techniques.

We consider ourselves very fortunate to care for many NDIS Participants who have Autism in our SIL homes as well as our Community Participation programs and it is wonderful to see their progress and meeting their NDIS goals as time progresses.

Over the next 4 weeks, we will be sharing lots of helpful resources on our Facebook page around Autism support, events and even free training links that are of huge benefit to support workers, support co-ordinators, allied health and of course families too. Be sure to Like our page to stay up to date with the latest information.

Together we can all make a difference, and it all starts with awareness (and wearing blue!) on April 2!

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