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Meet Jessica, Stephanie and Tula

Disclaimer: Autism Speaks Canada utilizes both person-first (person with autism) and identity-first (autistic person) language and recommends respecting the choice of the autistic individual and or family for their preferred choice. Life on the Spectrum shares lived experiences and authentic stories of autistic Canadians from coast to coast to coast. The answers to the questions are provided by the autistic person and or family. We are thankful to the participants for trusting us. We strive to share their stories authentically and respectfully. Information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks Canada provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties. 

Meet Jessica, Stephanie and Tula

Meet Jessia, Stephanie and Tula, hosts of ‘Embrace the Unique’ charity gala dinner, a new fundraiser for Autism Speaks Canada. The event was held on February 1, 2020, and raised over $12,400. 100 guests attended and enjoyed a five-course meal, live performances by a jazz pianist, a DJ and a singer, and had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction.

The three women said they wanted to host a fundraiser for Autism Speaks Canada as a way of giving back to their community, but also, like many Canadians, because the cause is close to their heart. Stephanie’s parents look after a home for children with autism and Tula’s cousin has autism.

“Our hope for the future is to continue to help our community and those in need!”

From all of us at Autism Speaks Canada, thank you for your creativity and initiative supporting the autism community by hosting your own fundraiser! What a success!

Please join us in helping create a kinder more inclusive world for people with autism.

Show your support by creating your unique fundraiser, host a bubly Smile Stand, or join us for the Walk!

Disclaimer: Autism Speaks Canada utilizes both person-first (person with autism) and identity-first (autistic person) language and recommends respecting the choice of the autistic individual and or family for their preferred choice. Life on the Spectrum shares lived experiences and authentic stories of autistic Canadians from coast to coast to coast. The answers to the questions are provided by the autistic person and or family. We are thankful to the participants for trusting us. We strive to share their stories authentically and respectfully. Information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks Canada provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties.