Friday, October 16, 2009
Rainbow Day Sponsorship
Here's your chance to get National and International exposure while supporting a very important and worthwhile cause.
WHY SUPPORT RAINBOWLAND AUTISM SERVICES?
Rainbowland Autism Services (RAS) prides itself on being an up and coming modern organisation supporting families living with autism from all corners of the globe. In addition to all the support provided via the internet, RAS is committed to facilitating an ongoing global autism awareness campaign. Each year during the month of April, RAS will be running its Autism Rainbow Day campaign to continue to increase community awareness about autism. The goal is to each year increase the number of countries participating in Autism Rainbow Day.
All the work that RAS undertakes comes from a deep passion to improve serious issues for families such as the need for more of and affordable therapy and the issue of social inclusion. Not many people realise how isolating having a child with autism can be simply because society is not groomed to accept, nor cater for the complexities that is autism.
Sadly, the new prevalence rates for autism are frightening. Although countries like Australia have an official rate of around 1 in 160 children as having autism, new studies around the world suggest the 'REAL' figure is more like 1 in 100 or even 1 in 60. What is even more frightening is that the prevalence rate for boys is said to be approx 1 in 38. Autism Rates Rocket – 1 in 38 British Boys – Cambridge Study (link). It is hard to believe that in 1987, the global prevalencee rate for autism was more like 1 in 10,000.
With the founders of RAS having three children on the autism spectrum, they really understand what it is that families need to feel supported and what important issues they need to advocate for such as education, which has become a social crisis.