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Pictionary Fundraiser for Autism

Tuesday, 25th May, 2010

Burke Ward students Dylan Evers and Patrick Roberts with Burke Ward Support Unit teacher Sue Minnis. Burke Ward students Dylan Evers and Patrick Roberts with Burke Ward Support Unit teacher Sue Minnis.

Locals are being invited to "sharpen their pencils" and play pictionary to raise money for autism.

"Drawtism" is a national fundraiser and Stacey Evers, the organiser of the local event, wants to raise money for those living with autism and their families.
There is no known cause or cure for this lifelong developmental disorder.
Autism affects people in three main areas; communication, social interaction and behaviour.
Anyone who has ever played pictionary can relate to the frustration of trying to make your team mates understand your drawings.
This feeling can often be similar to the constant communication challenges faced by Australians living with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and Mattel's Pictionary have come together to create "Drawtism".
The event will be held on June 5 at the St Pat's Hall. Dinner will be provided and the cost is $10 per ticket.
Mrs Evers' son Dylan has autism and she believes the public is not fully aware of how it affects people and their families.
She is encouraging everyone to ring up and book a table.
"It's a bit of fun and it supports a good cause," she said.
For more information contact Stacey Evers on 0409 228 572.

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