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Families enjoy bubble fun to mark autism awareness day during coronavirus lockdown

PUBLISHED: 17:03 02 April 2020 | UPDATED: 17:03 02 April 2020

Children and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich Branch

Children and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich Branch

National Autistic Society Norwich Branch

Children and families enjoyed bubble fun in their homes to mark world autism awareness day.

Children and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich BranchChildren and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich Branch

Normally the international event, celebrated on April 2 this year, is marked by buildings and landmarks being lit up in purple on the day.

Children and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society West Norfolk BranchChildren and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society West Norfolk Branch

But due to the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown that did not happen and families across Norfolk were encouraged to do bubble blowing in their homes and share the images online.

Children and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich BranchChildren and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich Branch

Children and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich BranchChildren and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich Branch

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Joanna Corbyn, founder of the National Autistic Society’s Norwich Branch, said: “It was lovely. There were so many people joining in and getting on board.

Children and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich BranchChildren and people taking part in bubble blowing in their homes to mark world autism awareness day. Picture: National Autistic Society Norwich Branch

“It is so important to mark autism awareness day so people know more about it. It is good so people living with autism feel they are not alone.”

She was looking forward to seeing buildings lit up in purple next year but wanted to continue the bubble blowing theme due to its success this year.

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