World Autism Awareness Day 2024

World Autism Awareness Day
Posted on 04/01/2024
Children smiling for World Autism Awareness Day

Tuesday, April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness by recognizing individuals around the globe living with Autism Spectrum Disorder including our own family members, friends, neighbours, classmates and colleagues.

According to Autism Ontario, autism touches more than 70-million people. Approximately 1 in 66 children and youth are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Canada and this number continues to grow.

HWCDSB will be celebrating with school communities on this day with a system-wide “Prayer for Autism” during morning announcements. Some schools will also be “lighting it up blue” in support of the Hamilton Chapter of Autism Awareness.

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World Autism Day with kids smiling