Today I wore blue.
It was in recognition of World Autism Day. There are many kids with Autism who deal with bullying and social isolation. There are many families working hard to provide the best life for their children, while at the same time navigating complex education and health care systems.
Today is a good reminder of how important it is to ensure that people with Autism and their families have access to the services they need ,whether it’s early intervention programs; proper educational supports; or access to information and support networks.
I want to thank the Wellington Chapter of Autism Ontario for all the work you do to raise awareness and provide resources in our community.
Thank you to all the teachers, therapists, doctors, coaches, and others who work to provide excellent services and supports for children with ASD.
And, thank you to all the parents and families who are tireless advocates for your children.
Here are some stats below that our community should be aware of: