A cuppa, a short film and raising awareness

April 18, 2017

AS PART of Autism Awareness month, Autism Awareness Morning Tea, which will be held at the Kyabram Fauna Park, is bringing together stories of people on the autism spectrum to share with participants.

There will also be a screening of the short film SpectroSpective and information about autism services in the Campaspe Shire will also be available.

SpectroSpective, which is a documentary-style film that has been created by Amaze, is an initiative aiming to give autistic people a voice and increase awareness and understanding about autism within the broader community.

SpectroSpective: Stories of Autism, features 30 people with the condition who are talking openly about their lives, and Amaze (Autism Victoria) chief executive Fiona Sharkie said she was very proud of the film and its participants.

‘‘We wanted people to get a better understanding of how autism impacts on their lives. It’s both very powerful and very empowering,’’ she said.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 11am to 1pm at the Kyabram Fauna Park.

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