Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Awareness Month

March 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre is encouraging everyone to celebrate Autism Awareness Month in April, with a number of events set to take place.

A spokesperson said, “April marks Autism Awareness Month and Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre is encouraging everyone to celebrate with a number of events lined up in honour of Autism Awareness.

“Tomorrow’s Voices is the only charity in Bermuda that provides 1:1 clinically recommended therapy, based on Applied Behaviour Analysis [ABA]. For the last 13 years the charity has subsidized up to 80 percent of clients fees, so families can access these much needed services at a nominal cost. Every dollar raised and donated goes towards providing ABA therapy services for individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Awareness Month March 2021

Board chairwoman and co-founder Thea Furbert stated, “Autism Awareness Month is a way for us to celebrate and bring awareness to the community about Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. While the past year has proved challenging for hosting fundraising events, Tomorrow’s Voices has found different ways to bring our awareness events and fundraising to the community and we appreciate all of the support from the community during this time.”

“The first Autism Awareness event is slated for March 26 with the “Autism Tags It” Tag Day. The Tag Day is one of the major fundraisers for Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre and this year it will be the lead up to Autism Awareness Month in April. Due to Covid health regulations the Tag Day will be virtual again this year. The benefits of a virtual tag day is that donations can be made from your desk, from the beach, and even while in bed. No more walking to find a bucket to support. Just visit the website, donate and click. Tomorrow’s Voices are asking all supporters, if possible, to make an online donation on either March 26 or anytime during April, which is Autism Awareness Month worldwide. No amount is too big or too small. Donations can be made through the website at www.tomorrowsvoices.bm.

“Later in the month on Tuesday, March 30, Tomorrow’s Voices will team up with the Lindo’s Group of Companies to host a “Round Up For Autism” day for Tomorrow’s Voice Autism Centre. If you are shopping on that day in either the Warwick or Devonshire location, round up your purchase to the next dollar and those funds will be donated to Tomorrow’s Voices. The charity is incredibly thankful to Mr. Zach Lindo and the Lindo’s Group of Companies for supporting the charity and celebrating Autism Awareness Month together.

“On Friday, April 2, throughout the world will “Light It Up Blue” for Autism and marks the day the world celebrates Autism Awareness. The community is asked to wear something blue, or light up their houses or business in blue lights to celebrate Autism.

“Then on Saturday, April 10 Tomorrow’s Voices will host its 1st Annual Autism Awareness Virtual Conference, “Different Not Less.” The Conference will host Bermudian and International speakers from 1.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. and will be hosted virtually, which will be available to both local and overseas participants. Speakers will include Bermudian-born Shelita and Dwight Jones, Dr Amanda Kelly, BCBA-D, and Ms Molly Benson, BCBA. Bermudian born Shelita and Dwight Jones, who now reside overseas, will share Shelita’s story of living on the spectrum and then her and her husband Dwight will share the dynamics of their family life, raising children on the Autism spectrum and with other Developmental Disabilities. To finish off the night a Round Table Panel Discussion will be held with a local educator, health professional, advocate and parents – all of whom are touched in some way by someone living with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.

“To end the month with a little bit of fun, Tomorrow’s Voices will host “Autism Rocks Socks” Day on Friday, April 23. This is the day where schools, companies and the community put on their crazy, wacky socks for Autism and make a $5.00 donation to the charity. This is a fun way to support the charity and do something wacky. Participants can post their photos to social media and tag #autismrockssocks or #tomorrowsvoices. As this year schools will be closed for the Agricultural Exhibition, many have opted to support the charity on Thursday, April 22, however the day can also be celebrated any day in April. And if you don’t have a great stash of wacky socks, no need to worry! Tomorrow’s Voices will be selling wacky socks this year. The socks can be purchased through the website www.tomorrowsvoices.bm or through Sargasso for a delivery option. If a school or company is interested in supporting Autism Rocks Socks, please call 297-4342 or email info@tomorrowsvoices.bm to register. Donations can be made through the website www.tomorrowsvoices.bm.

“Along with wacky socks, Tomorrow’s Voices will also be selling custom designed Autism Awareness t-shirts and other related Autism merchandise, which can be purchased to support the charity. To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, the charity will produce a collection of custom designed Autism inspired t-shirts that will be sold on their website or through Sargasso for a delivery option.

“Tomorrow’s Voices is incredibly thankful to their sponsors for supporting Autism Awareness Month activities: BF&M, CHUBB, Belco, D&J Construction Ltd. and Sui Generis Dance Studio.

“For further information about Tomorrow’s Voices or Autism Awareness Month events, call 297-4342 or email info@tomorrowsvoices.bm.”

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