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Autism Awareness Campaign and Fundraiser

What is ASD?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people and world around them. ASD can affect behavior, social interactions, and one’s ability to communicate verbally. ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means that while all people with ASD will experience certain difficulties, the degree to which each person on the spectrum experiences these challenges will be different.

Where is the money going?

The money is going to Autism Ontario. Autism Ontario is an organization that ensures that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society.

We are selling candy grams for $1.00 from March 9th– March 13th.  Students are encouraged to bring in a loonie or toonie next week to send a candygram to a friend.

Your money will go towards Autism awareness and research.  It will also help develop programs for people that have ASD, including our own Wilshire students!