Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Celebrating World Autism Month

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects every family in some way.  Most people are aware of someone who has an ASD and therefore they are aware of the strain these disorders can place on parents, carers and families in general.

The month of April is internationally recognised as Autism Awareness Month and each year the awareness grows thanks to many varied organisations and supporters.

One of the very worthy supporters is Australia’s Camp Autism Inc.  Camp Autism Inc is run by a group of volunteer parents who have children with an ASD.  These parents have recognised how valuable it can be for families to enjoy quality time as a “normal” family without facing the stigmas that society places on ASD children and their families.

Through their amazing efforts many ASD families have been able to attend Camp Autism Inc and not only enjoy a family holiday, but also meet other ASD families and make new friends along the way.  The chance for the family to enjoy family time without any fear of judgment is one that provides lasting and treasured memories for these families.

Without the support of businesses and volunteers, these dreams would not be able to be realised.

Here at The Toy Bug we are giving our full support to this fantastic cause and throughout the month of April, we will be donating 10% of all sales towards Camp Autism Inc to support their pursuit of creating a special needs holiday venue for Australian families.

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