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Council declares October as Canadian Autism Awareness Month
In Part, Resolution 509-13;
"WHEREAS October is Canadian Autism Awareness Month;
AND WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 100,000 Ontarians, including 1 in every 94 children, as well as their family, friends and community;
AND WHEREAS Autism Ontario is a leading source of information and referral on autism and is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professions with whom they interact. The association’s goals are to provide information and education, supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council hereby declares October as Canadian Autism Awareness Month;"
Visit http://www.autismontario.com/ for more information.