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Published: 17 May 2018
After 7 years and raising over $1,000,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital, the CFMEU are throwing their support behind a new cause: AMAZE.
CFMEU Members are a unique bunch of people, everyone is different but we come together as one in our union. Every person on the Autism Spectrum is different, no two people on the autism spectrum are alike and each will experience autism in different ways.
Most of us have a family member, friend, workmate or someone close to us who is on the Autism Spectrum. In fact, it is estimated that 1 in every 100 Australians is on the spectrum, as many as 230,000 Australians.
AMAZE raises awareness and influences positive change for people on the autism spectrum and their families. They provide support and independent, credible information and resources to individuals, families, professionals, government and the wider community.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition which affects the brain’s growth and development. It is a lifelong condition, with symptoms that appear in early childhood.
What can autism look like:
The CFMEU is partnering with AMAZE to raise awareness of Autism and support people on the Spectrum and their families. Almost a third of people participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are on the spectrum and many more are unable to access that support or have not been properly diagnosed.
CFMEU Members have a big role to play:
Thanks for being AMAZE-ING!
Footage from "Two of a Kind" short documentary, well worth watching, click here: youtube.com/watch?v=0v8DADrkRco