In 2017, almost 1000 people came out in their tekkies to support our Autism Awareness Zoo Trot.
Some schools/families even dressed up as a team with custom-made tees & matching tutus. This is most definitely encouraged and the effort is much appreciated!
These folks capture the spirit of the day and of autism in general for that matter. Most people in the autism community know that there are many funny, happy and joyous moments that go along with the difficulties of autism – contrary to the popularly-held perceptions that autism is all work and no play.
This year we plan on making the day a more interactive, fun learning experience. After the walk, mosey on over to the stands to grab yourself a delicious cup of coffee and a pastry (essential after physical excursion obvs)
We also plan to have the following:
- Vendors selling yummy South African staples like samoosas, boerie rolls & koeksisters
- Speakers with real-life stories which will make you see autism in a different light
- TED talks with South African autists
- A sensory play area with sensory-integration occupational therapists to facilitate fun sensory play and answer questions on sensory issues
Get your tickets early – last year they sold out online days before the event.
We will be selling last-minute tickets at the door – but who wants to queue on a Sunday morning?
See you there!