Every year, 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day. This year, the Autism Resource Centre Singapore is celebrating World Autism Awareness over the entire month of April to celebrate autistic individuals . Here’s a look at a few things that are happening as we seek to build a more inclusive society in Singapore.
Streaming of Movies for World Autism Awareness Month 2021
For the month of April 2021, the Autism Resource Centre Singapore will be screening three movies which explore the world of autism and how differently abled individuals interact with others.
The first movie which is being streamed online is The Wayang Kids. The 2018 movie set in Singapore about a group of local primary school kids. The Brainchild Pictures shows how the students overcome different cultures and mother tongue languages to put up a performance. Within the group is a student named Open who has mild autism who leads his group of friends to stage the Chinese opera show.
The film is streaming free online here on vimeo from 1 to 30 April 2021. The password to access the show is TWK_AAM2021
Two more shows will be released in due course.
Jurong Bird Park x The Art Faculty Artistic Collaboration
This year, The Art Faculty’s differently abled artists have been able to display their talents by painting giant Easter eggs which are on display at Jurong Bird Park. Head over to The Art Faculty’s Instagram page to watch as the artists paint the Easter eggs live on 2 April 2021.
The Art Faculty Edition by Tocco Toscano
Tocco Toscano has collaborated with differently abled artist Asher Won to launch the first TAF Edition collect. The collection features a cute banana motif created by 14 year old Asher. There are wristlet clutches, coasters, wallets and more. Check out the cute collection online and at The Art Faculty store. For each item purchased, a part of the sales proceeds goes to Asher.
Happy World Autism Awareness Day 2021