REACH Segamat will be putting up a large poster at the old Cathay cinema near the 1st bridge to help Segamat celebrate World Autism Day.

2nd April is the United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. On that day, countries all over the world light up their iconic buildings blue. From The Empire State building, to the Sydney Opera house, famous buildings and landmarks across the globe will all take part in the ‘Light it up blue’ campaign to shine a light on autism.

REACH Segamat will light up the old Segamat Cathay cinema with a special banner and lighting. At night the effect will very colourful.

REACH Segamat has been raising Autism awareness in the Segamat district throughout 2012 and you can see some of our awareness activities here.

REACH Segamat has been able to increase their class intake from 5 to 10 in the last few months. This excludes more than 5 on the waiting list. This shows that autism awareness is very important to the community re. the symptons and the resources available to them.

Every bit of awareness on autism can go a long way towards improving the quality of life for those diagnosed within the autism spectrum. Almost everyone would know someone who has autism.

Either directly or a brief social interaction with an autistic person, recognition and understanding are the first steps towards a positive outcome. The more we know, as a society, the more we can do.

We also have some posters in our resource pages.