**THIS INFORMATION SESSION WILL BE IN FRENCH ONLY**
In blue, in red, in green… Let’s make autism shine in all its diversity.
April is World Autism Month, an annual opportunity for a dedicated conversation about autism spectrum disorders. Autism affects more than 70 million people worldwide. Approximately 1 in 66 children and youth are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in Canada, and this number continues to grow.
In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day – many countries around the world are lighting their landmarks in blue to help increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. In 2012, the Canadian Parliament passed the World Autism Awareness Day Act, recognizing April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day.
Join us in celebrating the entire month of April by showing your support.
Newcomer Services invites you to a virtual information session on autism awareness.
It’s often hard to fight against preconceived notions, impressions, prejudices, and myths.
Join us on Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 pm to learn more about autism.