As an Autistic-led team, we are thrilled to present the 'Every Day' campaign, for Autistic Pride Day 2023.
This empowering theme celebrates the daily experiences, strengths, and talents of people like us, emphasising the importance of acknowledging and embracing both the challenges and achievements we experience in our unique journeys with Autism. The campaign fosters a sense of community, understanding, and acceptance among autistic individuals and our allies.
The Every Day campaign encourages society to recognise the richness and diversity within the autistic community and support us in our daily lives. By sharing our stories and acknowledging our everyday victories, we can inspire a more inclusive and compassionate world.
As we unite under the 'Every Day' theme, we create a global movement that champions the rights, needs, and aspirations of Autistic individuals like ourselves. Our collective responsibility is to ensure an inclusive, accepting, and supportive world for Autistic people, not just on Autistic Pride Day, but every day.
Join us and countless others in the "Every Day" campaign for Autistic Pride Day 2023 and help celebrate the unique journeys of autistic individuals.
Kick off your event planning by registering your intention to host an event or activity, no matter its size or exact nature. We'll send you a complimentary digital toolkit to help you get started and guide you through the process.
Events are often easier to plan with a team. Gather friends or colleagues to support you in organising the event. You might even involve your workplace's diversity and inclusion group.However, if you're planning solo, that's fantastic too!
Outline the event's scope and objectives, which may include one or more of the following:
If you're hosting alone, we suggest starting small and building upon your event each year – especially if you're a first-time organiser. From intimate morning teas to larger gatherings, there's no limit to what you can accomplish.
Explore our activity ideas for inspiration: At work / At school / With friends / Talk about autism
Decide on your budget and its source. Will you use available funds or ask your team to contribute snacks and morning tea supplies? Will the event be free, or will there be an admission fee?
Depending on your event's location, initiate conversations with those you'd like to involve. If hosting at work or an educational institution, contact leadership to present your idea and seek their endorsement.
If collaborating with Autistic guest speakers, performers, or other service providers, reach out and book their services.
An exceptional event allows everyone to participate. Plan how your event will accommodate all attendees:
Use our free printable and digital posters or create your own to advertise your event. Share event details via social media or internal workplace channels (such as Yammer, Teams, your internal online portal, or Slack).
If your leadership team supported your planning, ask them to promote the event, explain its significance, and invite their networks to attend. Ticketing platforms like Eventbrite or Humanitix help you track attendance and communicate updates to build anticipation.
Requesting donations can be intimidating, but advance planning can make the process seamless:
It's time to host your event. Capture photos and enjoy the experience! Share images online to further spread awareness.
Acknowledge everyone who contributed – including yourself! You can express appreciation publicly at the event or through a small gift or certificate afterwards.
Share the event's impact with all attendees and contributors by distributing photos and feedback. If you raised funds, announce the total amount and explain how donations will benefit the Autistic community.
Capitalise on the event's momentum and consider how you can maintain engagement. Potential follow-up initiatives might include:
Our work takes place across the lands of Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We acknowledge their continued connection and contribution to land, water and community, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.