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Join us in our colour a rainbow challenge to recognise and show support for World Autism Acceptance Week!
We were so humbled to see our amazing colourists getting involved with #ColourForUkraine, a colouring challenge where we asked you to colour a page in blue and yellow and make a donation to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal to help those affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
This month, we’re back with a new challenge spreading awareness and support for another important cause – World Autism Acceptance Week.
World Autism Acceptance Week is a campaign by the National Autistic Society, who aim to transform lives and change attitudes to help create a society that works for autistic people.
This year, World Autism Acceptance Week is 28th March to 3rd April, and the 2022 campaign is focused on celebrating a shift in focus, from raising awareness, to increasing acceptance and understanding of autism.
The National Autistic Society are also celebrating their 60th birthday, and are inviting us to consider hosting one of their 60 fundraising ideas. You can also take part in one of the Spectrum Night Walks in London or and Manchester, or take Anne Hegerty’s Spectrum Quiz with your friends and family.
We want to get involved in our own way and invite our colouring friends to do the same! We’re challenging you, in the month of April, to colour a page in rainbow colours and show your support for World Autism Acceptance Week using the hashtags #ColourARainbow2022 and #AutismAcceptanceWeek.
The rainbow-coloured infinity symbol is a representation of the neurodiversity movement, and is intended to reflect the spectrum and diversity of neurological differences.
We want to see you incorporate the rainbow infinity into your colouring pages – either by colouring a page in a rainbow colour scheme, or using sectional colouring (only colouring within a shape, in this case an infinity symbol).
This idea was originally suggested by Catherine in our Friends of Colouring Heaven Facebook community, and we thought it was such a lovely idea, that we wanted to invite all our colourists around the world to join in!
Above: an example of a rainbow colouring page by Eva Blahouškova.
Along with taking part in the challenge, if you are able to, we strongly encourage you to make a donation to the National Autistic Society. You can make a one off donation here, sign up for fundraising here, or learn how you can donate through online shopping here.
As with all of our challenges, there are no hard or fast rules, and we encourage you to interpret the challenge in different ways, as long as it stays true to the aim of spreading the message of World Autism Acceptance Week.
Looking for rainbow colouring inspiration? Check out this post on our Instagram page!
We would love to see this challenge completed with issues of Colouring Heaven, or using one of our free colouring pages, but the most important thing is uniting the colouring community to show our support.
When you’ve finished your design, make sure you share it with us on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #ColourARainbow2022 and #AutismAcceptanceWeek. Why not join our Friends of Colouring Heaven Facebook group and share your page there too? We can’t wait to see your rainbow colouring!
From the Colouring Heaven team x