We are planning something BIG for World Autism Month and need your help! If you have autism or support someone with autism, we want to hear your story!
In April your stories combined will help to increase understanding and acceptance! #LightItUpBlue
Have you signed up for the Autism Speaks Canada Walk - Niagara Walk?
Registrations are now open!
For a lot of people with autism, music works wonders when they are trying to calm themselves down.
The Mighty asked their readers on the spectrum who use music as a tool to share what songs they play if they’re experiencing sensory overload or melting down.
What song helps you or the ones you love cope with sensory overload?
"It was the basket of the century. Everybody was excited for him, I was happy too." - Kiki's mother
One Parkview Elementary basketball player scored only four points this season, but he may be the MVP. Kiki Rutto became the first member of the school's autism program to make the team.
Registration open today at 12PM and closes when full!
"Everything that is worthwhile to do in life is difficult, and giving these puppies away is hard after 18 months but, when you see how much they change someone’s life, it is well worth the time and effort that they have put into these puppies." - Sandra Cramer, puppy training supervisor, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs
"It's a bleak outlook, but only if we allow it to be so." - Shannon Wray, Fraser's mother
"These are the tough, but real, conversations behind the brave face of parenting teens with special needs: Caregiving. Baby-sitting. Parenting." - Stacey Haley, Writer, mother, proud Canadian
"When I first turned my camera on Fraser and his twin sister, Hollee, I had no idea I was beginning a movie about a family dealing with autism..." - Robert Fresco
Love, Hope & Autism is a lifetime of home movie footage which takes the viewer behind startling statistics on the rise of autism in North America, deep into the heart of a family raising a son with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The CBC Docs POV episode airs this Sunday at 9PM.
"I feel like Brayden has so many more opportunities wide open to him because he's not afraid anymore. There is not better gift to ask for as a parent, to see your child be successful on their own." - Kerri, Brayden's mom