Do you know someone with autism? Have a friend or family member with a child who has autism?
Chances are you do. An estimated one in 100 children is currently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in Australia – around four times more likely to be boys than girls - the equivalent of about 230,000 people.
On Good Friday, the Sea Eagles will be wearing blue socks at their game with the Cowboys taking place at the Central Coast Stadium, helping to raise awareness of autism.
The Sea Eagles are offering a special ticket price for the “Go Blue” call to arms at Central Coast Stadium on Good Friday with an Adult General Admission ticket for just $10.00 and with every ticket purchased kids under 16 'hop in for free'!
At the game, as well as gold coin donations, the Easter bunny will be handing out blue lollies and the cheerleaders will have blue pom poms.
Fans and members of the public can text to donate to Aspect: 0409 732 152
Brenton said, “Having a personal connection with autism, this is a cause that is close to my heart. I am really proud that the boys are coming on board to support Aspect and all of the services it provides to the autism community”
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way people and children communicate, interact and connect with the world around them. More than one in 100 individuals are on the autism spectrum. That's around 230,000 Australians who have an autism spectrum disorder.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is the largest not-for-profit provider of autism services in Australia. We are committed to providing much needed services from diagnosis, early intervention, autism-specific schools, adolescent and adult programs and family support.