A show full of colour, laughter and raising money for charity wouldn’t be complete with out the well-known Tallulah. Tallulah has come out of retirement to help a group of ladies on a mission to help inform the community of Canowindra about Autism
and to help raise money for Autism Spectrum Australia.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disorder characterised by social and learning impairment, communication difficulties
and restricted and repetitive behaviours. It is often accompanied by sensory and learning difficulties. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder, meaning a difference in the way the brain is wired and how information is processed.
There is no single known cause for this, but there is a strong genetic link. There is also no proven evidence that it is linked to vaccines or trauma or lifestyle factors. ASD occurs in all nations, and all ethnic and socio- economic groups around the world.
You can help by attending Tallulah’s Living Colour Cabaret show on April 21st, 7.30pm at the Canowindra Services and Citizen’s Club. Tickets are $25 each and are available from the Canowindra Phoenix Office in Gaskill St, Canowindra. Money from the evening will be donated to Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) a not-for-profit organisation and Australia’s largest provider of autism support and services including; early intervention services, educational outreach programs, specialised schools, behaviour support, social groups,
employment services, respite services, workshops and support for families and carers.
April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2 is the United Nation’s World Autism Awareness Day where nations around the world light up their landmarks blue and people honour the day by wearing the colour blue. With an estimated 1 in 100 Australians on the autism spectrum, and it is four times more common in boys than girls it is certainly a great event to get behind.