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Autism awareness in Ottawa and the House of Commons


Posted April 2, 2014

On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, M.P’s from all parties gave M.P. Mike Lake a standing ovation as he spoke of his son, Jaden.

On Parliament Hill throughout the day, activities were organized to raise awareness of M.P.’s and Senators. Organizations from across Canada have come together to press for more action to help individuals with autism and their families. Representing B.C. are:

  • Deborah Pugh, ACT’s Executive Director,
  • Wendy and Sergio Cocchia from Pacific Autism Family Centre and
  • Dan Goldowitz from NeuroDevNet.

Tonight Parliament Hill will ‘go blue’ to mark April 2, 2014, the 7th Celebration of World Autism Awareness Day since the declaration of the United Nations.