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Kawartha Lakes observes World Autism Awareness Day with April 2, 2024 flag raising

autism awareness flag raising ceremony at Kawartha Lakes City Hall

raising the autism awareness flag outside of Kawartha Lakes City HallKawartha Lakes – The Autism Awareness flag was raised at City Hall today, April 2, 2024 for World Autism Awareness Day.

“This is a time to raise a flag and open our minds to what life on the Autism spectrum might be like for some of our neighbours and friends,” said Deputy Mayor Charlie McDonald. “In Kawartha Lakes, we’re lucky to have the Kawartha Lakes Autism Support Group. They're with us today, and they are dedicated to ensuring everyone feels included and supported. On behalf of Council and themunicipality, we're standing together, showing our solidarity for anyone touched by Autism.”

About Kawartha Lakes Autism Support

This free, volunteer run, non-for-profit support group is for parents and caregivers in Kawartha Lakes who have juvenile and adolescent family members on the Autism Spectrum. Meetings take place in Lindsay on the third Tuesday of each month. If you know someone who might benefit from this group’s support, you can visit the Kawartha Lakes Autism Support website or check out their Facebook page

group of people attending flag raising ceremony for autism awareness day at Kawartha Lakes City HallAbout World Autism Awareness Day

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.

Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that manifests during early childhood, irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status. The term Autism Spectrum refers to a range of characteristics. Appropriate support, accommodation and acceptance of this neurological variation allow those on the Spectrum to enjoy equal opportunity, and full and effective participation in society. Read more on the United Nations website.

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