Not-for-profit autism service, Irabina, will be hosting its second annual Superhero Fun Run to raise funds for children with autism and kick off World Autism Awareness Month.
Picture opportunity - Sunday 3 April
Children of all ages, their parents and other supporters will be dressed as superheros, running 4-8km to raise money for autism, with appearances by:
- Irabina ambassador, and artist with autism, Tim Sharp, creator of superhero: Laser Beak Man
- Irabina superhero SPECTRO
The Irabina Superhero fun run is in its second year, after a successful debut attracting 500 participants in 2015. The money raised will help not-for-profit service provider, Irabina, to transform the lives of people and families with autism through the delivery of specialist programs and services.
- Parents, siblings and/or child living with autism benefiting from Irabina Autism Services
- Irabina ambassador, and artist with autism, Tim Sharp
- Irabina Autism Services CEO, Debra Goldfinch
Tan Track, Pillars of Wisdom, Lawn 9, Melbourne Botanic Gardens
(Metered street parking close to entry gates)
- Media alert
- Media release
For more information, please contact me on 0431 431 882 or email [email protected]
Irabina is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping families adapt to the challenges of living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The centre has delivered expert support and education services for almost 50 years. Our expert team of therapists, psychologists and specialist educators help families and individuals connect and communicate with the world around them. While there is no known cure for Autism, there is an enormous amount that can be done to help those on the Autism Spectrum and the families that support them.
About Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental condition, which is characterised by deficits in the following two areas:
- Impaired communication and social interaction
- Restricted interests and repetitive behaviours
1 in 50 people are now diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It affects four times as many boys as girls. Many individuals with autism experience sensory differences and difficulties. They may be under-sensitive or over-sensitive to any of the five senses.
The word ‘spectrum’ is used because no two people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are exactly alike. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability and most people with autism will require varying degrees of support throughout their lifetime.
“To know one child with Autism is to know one child with Autism” – Anon.
Each child will vary in the combination and severity of the behaviours he/she displays and so may seem quite different even when compared to siblings with autism. The term ‘high functioning’ is not a diagnostic term; rather, it is often used to describe someone who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder but is not as severely affected in their autism and cognition.
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M: 0431 431 882