About Inside Out
Inside Out for Autism is the only national fundraiser for autism taking place right across Canada. This event is bringing people together to raise awareness, acceptance and funds for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Wear your shirt Inside Out and raise funds anytime between April 2nd and October 31st.
Where did Inside Out for Autism come from?
Inside Out for Autism was conceptualized by an autism mom, Jacalyn MacAulay, who thought how wonderful it would be to have a day for children and staff to focus on autism awareness and acceptance. “Being a parent of a child diagnosed with autism, I see every day how important it is to be an advocate for your child and for others living with autism,” says Jacalyn. She is but one of thousands of other moms and dads who feel the same way.
How to participate?
It is so easy and fun! All you need to do register yourself or your team then wear your shirt, top or sweater inside out for the day. Eighty percent of the funds raised stay in your province and go towards programs and initiatives that will improve the lives of family, friends and those in the community with autism. The other twenty percent support Autism Canada’s national programs and initiatives.
Let people know why you’re wearing your shirt inside out by proudly wearing an Inside Out for Autism sticker. You can also spread the word through social media and by sharing posters about your event. Click here for these materials and more.
Why is this so important?
People with autism are often misunderstood. Really they are just like the rest of us, just different in some ways but certainly not less. This is a great opportunity to bring children, teachers, families and communities together in understanding autism better. It is a FUNdraiser but most importantly it builds much-needed awareness and acceptance.
We hope that you, your school, your company and community will join us in hosting an Inside Out for Autism day and help us spread our message from coast to coast.
For more information please feel free to contact us at Events@autismcanada.org.