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April is Autism Awareness MonthAutism Spectrum Disorders affect about one in every 110 children and their families in B.C. The B.C. government is recognizing and honouring children, youth and families living with autism, by celebrating the annual Autism Awareness Month in April and World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.
Community events aimed at increasing
public awareness and understanding of this complex neurological disorder are being held
across the province. Minister
of Children and Family Development Mary McNeil and other provincial government
officials will participate in several community events throughout the month.
To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder and B.C. government-funded services for children and youth with autism, go to: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/index.htm