Autism Awareness/Autism Acceptance

Raise the Flag for Autism

Junior Advocate Award

Project Brave

Autism Awareness Community Tables

rtf logoRaise the Flag for Autism
for World Autism Awareness Day

We invite families, municipalities, teachers and students to raise the flag in support of Autism Ontario and in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day 2017!

‘We believe in the world being a more inclusive place for all.’

How Does My School Get Involved?

School Invitation

How Does My Municipality Get Involved?

Municipality Invitation

When do we Raise the Flag?

WAAD falls on Sunday, April 2 in 2017, so celebrations will be held on Monday, April 3 2017. Register today and access the Educator Toolkits at: Registration closes on March 6,2017 Questions? Email

World Autism Awareness Day 2016:

Thank you to the following for participating:

City of Pickering ~ Town of Ajax ~ City of Oshawa ~ Municipality of Clarington ~ Coronation Public School ~ Courtice North PS ~ Duke of Cambridge PS ~ Eagle Ridge PS Father Fenelon Catholic School ~ Forest View Public School ~ Ormiston PS ~ Pickering High School ~ Quaker Village Public School ~ Roland Michener PS ~ Newcastle PS

waad 2016 collage


2nd Annual Junior Advocate Award

To print application form click here.

junior advocate award poster final

Project Brave

project brave thumbnailProject Brave was created to raise awareness and acceptance for individuals with autism in celebration of autism awareness month in Canada (October). 




pb making thumbnailThe Making of Project Brave gives you an inside look at the making of the Project Brave video and a message from the participants.



Please share and help spread our message.  Be brave. 

Autism Awareness Community Tables

Throughout the year we host awareness tables at various public locations and events to provide information and support to members of the community. 






Link to flyer

Durham Down Syndrome Association Special Needs Fair

October 22, 2016


Heydenshore Pavillion, 589 Water Street, Whitby



Epilepsy Durham Info Fair

November 19, 2016 


 Abilities Centre, 55 Gordon Street, Whitby



 DDSB Parent Information Night

January 26, 2017 


Education Centre, 400 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby 












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