Light It Up Blue #Guelph! 


  

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.


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Here are some stats below that our community should be aware of:

• Autism spectrum disorder is one of the most common developmental disabilities.
• In Ontario, there are an estimated 100,000 people with ASD.
• Tremendous stress is placed on families when raising children with ASD.
• Early intervention is critical to the development of all children on the autism spectrum. 
• In some places in Ontario it can take up to four years to receive a diagnosis of ASD.
• ASD doesn’t go away in adulthood; the system must be responsive to the needs of children transitioning into adulthood.
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2 responses to “Light It Up Blue #Guelph! ”

  1. AS A WESTEND RESIDENT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE HOLD UP IS WITH THE SCHOOL MAX 30 ZONE ON IMPERIAL RD IN FRONT OF ST.FRANCIS THE BASE FOR THE LIGHT STANDERED HAS BEEN THERE SINCE BEFORE THE SNOW OR WINTER SEASON I DONT THINK THIS IS ACCECPTABLE SINCE OTHER SCHOOLS ZONES HAVE THE LIGHTS INSTALLED I KNOW THIS ROAD IS ZONED NOT A MAJOR ARTERY ACCORDING TO THE ROADS DEPT LETS GET SOMETHING DONE TO LONG

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