April is World Autism Month
April is World Autism Month. At Autism Speaks Canada, we’re committed to creating a kinder, more inclusive world for people with autism. Every year we lead a global effort to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Once again, we invite you to join us in this important work. Your gift will help 1 in 66 children and youth in Canada and 70 million people worldwide with autism.
Authentic Stories of Autistic Canadians
At Autism Speaks Canada, we’re committed to telling authentic stories of people with autism and their unique strengths, challenges, dreams and goals.
Light It Up Blue at Home
Autism Speaks Canada is committed to increasing understanding and acceptance of autistic Canadians.
Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world, light blue in support of building a kinder and more inclusive world for people with autism. We understand COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption to our daily lives but please join this global campaign Light It Up Blue while staying at home and being safe.
Join us in celebrating World Autism Month and #LightItUpBlue by downloading these assets and sharing on social media to show your support from the autism community.
- Add a #LightItUpBlue frame to your Facebook profile photo
- Add a #LightItUpBlue frame to your Twitter profile photo
- Take a selfie with our selfie signs: I Love LIUB and We Love LIUB and tag it #LightItUpBlue
- Create a Facebook fundraiser
- Print this downloadable coloring page, keep the kids busy at home. Stick the final product on your windows for your neighbors to enjoy while maintaining social distance. Don’t forget to share on social with the tag #LightItUpBlue
April is World Autism Month, an annual opportunity for a dedicated conversation about autism spectrum disorder. Autism touches more than 70 million people globally. Approximately 1 in 66 children and youth are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Canada and this number continues to grow.
In 2008, The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day – many countries around the world light up their landmarks 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 April 2nd and the whole month of April by showing your support.