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Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day and Month!


Posted April 2, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017 is the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations designating World Autism Awareness Day. At the UN in New York today  (March 31) , a conference on ‘Towards Autonomy and Self-Determination’ highlights the need to protect the rights of adults with ASD.

Here in B.C., all of April is Autism Awareness Month. The biggest fun day of the month will be the Canuck Autism Network’s Annual Family Day event on April 9 –  CAN Family Festival . ACT will have an information table at the event. Please drop by and say hello.

Autism Speaks Canada is calling on us all to wear blue on April 2nd and many buildings around the world will be “lighting it up blue” to celebrate autism awareness and acceptance on World Autism Day. Events are happening around B.C., including Vernon’s 4th Annual Autism Awareness Walk and BBQ

ACT’s April Awareness Event is our 13th Annual Focus on Research conference when we will bring together leading researchers with members of B.C.’s autism community to tackle the issues that present barriers to meaningful inclusion. This April we are digging deep into many facets of  mental health and autism. This will be web streamed to encourage participation from across B.C.

Is there an April Autism Awareness/Appreciation event happening in your community? Submit your community event online so we can share your information via our website and Facebook page.