World Autism Awareness Month

On April 2, 2018, people around the globe united to celebrate the 11th annual World Autism Awareness Day. On this day and throughout all of April, hundreds of thousands of diverse backgrounds connect over a common goal: to increase understanding, acceptance and support of those living with autism. This effort is demonstrated through many symbolic displays, such as wearing blue clothing, shining blue lights on landmarks, and other creative applications of the colour. Other initiatives include story sharing, social media campaigns, community events, fundraisers and educational programs. We are proud to be a part of this international community.

Jake’s House Flag Raising at Chaminade College

On April 9, 2018, as an expression of solidarity with those affected by autism, 400 students, teachers and other supporters will gather at Chaminade College School, where our very own Jake provides assistance in the library. In an effort to increase autism awareness and acceptance, the group will don blue shirts and raise the Jake’s House for Children with Autism flag, while sharing their commitment to the cause and encouraging further support on social media with the hashtag #brotherswearblue.

Microsoft Workshops for Students with Autism

Also in celebration of World Autism Awareness Month, our partners at Microsoft Square One are welcoming students with autism to join complementary, safe and friendly workshops that support creativity and problem solving. For more information and to register, click here (PDF) or on the workshop of interest below.

How You Can Support the ASD Community

Dedicated to providing support to families with autism every day of the year, Jake’s House is using the hashtag #JH365 as well as #JakesHouseCharity this month. We are also encouraging the community to remain engaged beyond April-here are a few ways you can get involved:

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