Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month | April 2024

It’s Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month in April and Autism Services of Saskatoon is Celebrating! This is an important month in the autism community as World Autism Awareness Day is April 2 (United Nations declaration) and the City of Saskatoon has proclaimed April as Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month. To raise awareness and promote acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism Services has planned activities and events throughout the month.

  1. We start off with a Window Walk where individuals, families, and businesses can decorate their windows to show their support for Autism. This event runs for the whole month. Snap a photo, share on YOUR Facebook page and TAG Autism Services of Saskatoon
  2. On April 2, in honor of World Autism Awareness Day, we’re inviting families and individuals to light up their homes and businesses in multicolored lights or lights in whatever color they choose in recognition of autistic people and those who love and support them. Snap a photo, share on YOUR Facebook page and TAG Autism Services of Saskatoon
  3. During the month, we are dedicated to increasing understanding and acceptance of Autistic People. One of the many ways we can do this is by Sharing Stories. We want people to know that everyone has a unique story to tell. 
  4. We invite you to participate in our Colouring Contest “Shining Bright”. Our goal is to raise Autism Awareness & Acceptance by spending 25 minutes to colour. This event runs for the whole month. Download your colouring sheet today from our website and let’s get colouring! Upload to YOUR Facebook and TAG Autism Services of Saskatoon. 
  5. On April 11, as part of our celebration, Autism Services of Saskatoon welcomes you to our Open House event. Learn about Autism Services and what we do! 
  6. On April 17, you are invited to join our Mental Health and Wellness Team for a psycho-educational information session on Autism Spectrum Disorder – Zoom session.
  7. Later in the month, we’re hosting a Pancake Breakfast  (April 27 – 8:30-11:30) – we’re inviting families and individuals to participate! This fun, family-friendly event is focused on raising autism awareness and acceptance.  

😊Please Join Us and Celebrate!

 

In April, decorate your windows!

The Autism Window Walk is for individuals, families, and businesses decorate their

windows and show their support for Autism.

Snap a photo, share on YOUR Facebook page and TAG Autism Services of Saskatoon!

This event runs for the whole month.

On April 2, in honor of World Autism Awareness Day, supporters around the globe

light up their homes or businesses!

We encourage multicolored lights or lights in whatever color you choose.

Snap a photo, share on YOUR Facebook page and TAG Autism Services of Saskatoon!

Do you have a story you would like to share with us? If so, we would like to hear it!

At Autism Services of Saskatoon, we are dedicated to increasing

understanding and acceptance of Autistic People.

One of the many ways we can do this is by sharing your stories.

We want people to know that everyone has a unique story to tell.

This event runs for the whole month.

 

We encourage you to share and get your friends, family, colleagues and community colouring!

Download your colouring sheet today from our website and let’s get colouring!

Upload to YOUR Facebook and TAG Autism Services of Saskatoon

and #AUTISMshiningbright in the description.

Enter to win 1 of 3 prizes!

Click to Download : AAM 2024 – COLOURING CONTEST

This event runs for the whole month.

 

On April 11, as part of our celebration, Autism Services of Saskatoon

welcomes you to our Open House event!

Learn about Autism Services and what we do!

(presentations about who we are and how we serve our community)

Please indicate which time slot you would like to attend:

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Autism Services (209 Fairmont Dr.)

Light refreshments will be provided by Starbucks.

Registration will Open on April 1st:

 

On April 17, You are invited to join our Mental Health and

Wellness Team for a psycho-educational information session on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This information session is for parents of children and youth with ASD, and also

for individuals who have received an ASD diagnosis themselves.

You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have related to the diagnosis.

Registration will Open on April 1st:

We are excited for our Pancake Breakfast on April 27 at Sandman Hotel.

It’s a fun event for whole family!

Tickets are $18. Kids 5 and under are FREE.

Please invite and share!! See you there!

Tickets will go on sale on April 1st:

 

Click to Download: AAM – Poster 2024 (website)