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Monday, April 2, 2012

Lighting Up Blue:World Autism Awareness Day!

April 2nd,World Autism Day People Around The World Show Their Support- Go Blue!

Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a global initiative by Autism Speaks to help raise awareness aboutautism. landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support on April 2, 2012 - World Autism Awareness Day. Will you?

About World Autism Awareness Day

United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day in 2007, to bring the world's attention to autism, a pervasive disorder affecting tens of millions.
World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health concern. WAAD activities help increase, and develop world knowledg,e of autism, and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of people with autism, and features community events around the world where individuals with autism and their families are warmly welcomed and embraced.

How to Show Your Support

Lindsay Autism Aspergers Support Group suggests people can show their support in a variety of ways : Change your outdoor light bulbs to blue, use blue balloons, wear something blue on April 2nd,put blue lights on your windows,and talk to businesses, schools and churches about World Autism Awareness Day. Although the General Assembly of the United Nations  adopted the resolution to formally designate   April 2 of every year  WORLD AUTISM DAY, Ottawa still has not passed legislation  re  BILL S- 206 - introduced three years ago! Perhaps it is also the perfect day to call our MP and remind him of the importance of this bill.

What is Autism?

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders - autism spectrum disorders - caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors.

Local Autism Supports

Lindsay Autism Aspergers Support Group

Lindsay Autism Aspergers Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at Parkview Public School in Lindsay from 7 to 9 pm. The group offers informative guest speakers, a lending library and support. if you plan on attending,please contact Bonnie at aprilbrk2 AT gmail DOT com for more details. You can also visit their site at

Facebook Page: Autism Parents in City of Kawartha Lakes

Autism Parents in City of Kawartha Lakes Facebook Page and group were started by a City of Kawartha Lakes parent for those parents who have autistic / aspergers children. It is a place to come together as a group of parents who face challenges daily with their children. It is a place for parents to ask questions, share stories, and help each other out with different ways to handle situations . This is particularly helpful for those parents who are not able to attend the meetings in Lindsay. Even if you do not have a child with Autism, you can show your support by 'Liking' their Facebook page.
See The Facebook Group: Lindsay Autism Aspergers Support Group in Lindsay/ Kawartha Lakes and The Facebook Page:Autism Parents in City of Kawartha Lakes Facebook Page

If you know of any other Autism supports for our rural area,please add links in the comments below.

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