Be Cool For Autism - Avalon Region
AUTISM SOCIETY OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR INC.
BE COOL FOR AUTISM
A Provincial Event to Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day
Autism Society, Newfoundland & Labrador (ASNL) is encouraging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to get involved and help us celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Be Cool for Autism is a province-wide event aimed to help raise autism awareness and autism acceptance while raising funds for ASNL by wearing sunglasses for the day and promoting the theme It's Cool To Be Accepting Of Everyone.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Anywhere! At school, at work, at the grocery store, driving in your car, and even at home. Everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador is invited to participate in this provincial event.
ASNL aims to promote that it’s cool to be accepting of everyone.
Wear your sunglasses, make a donation and share your best selfie or group photo with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by using the hashtag #BeCoolForAutism and tagging us @AutismSocietyNL.
AUTISM IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Many families are affected by autism spectrum disorder; the incidence rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is 1:57, the highest in Canada. If you have not yet met someone on the autism spectrum, it is likely that you will. It is even more likely that a friend, employee, client or neighbour is touched by autism in some way.
Autism Society, Newfoundland & Labrador (ASNL) is a provincial charitable organization dedicated to fostering the development of individual, lifelong, and community-based supports and services for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families, and caregivers. ASNL operates four regional offices around the island in St. John’s, Clarenville, Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook and helps to host many parent support groups in communities around the province. The Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism in St. John’s offers programming options for individuals with ASD and their family members including Social Learning Opportunities, Pre-Employment and Career Services, Life Skills Development and Community Inclusion.