World Autism Awareness Day in Canada

Tuesday April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day! Canada celebrated for the first time. Last October, a bill was passed by members of the House of Commons to officially recognize this date in our glorious country, honoring Autism Spectrum Disorder all every individual affected.

Toronto celebrated World Autism Awareness Day by lighting it up blue at the CN Tower!

In 2007, The United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, bringing awareness to Autism Spectrum Disorder and all of those affected. But Autism awareness shouldn’t be scheduled to spread on one select day. We should be advocating every day, every where, all the time. Engage friends, families, neighbours and colleagues to get involved in their community with organizaitons like Autism Ontario or Autism Speaks.

Two years ago, Autism Speaks launched Light It Up Blue, a bright campaign to honor autism awareness. Major buildings, stadiums and monuments around the world light up to celebrate this unique disorder.

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