Autism Ontario and the Art Gallery of Ontario Celebrate the Spectrum on World Autism Day
On April 2, 2023, Autism Ontario and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) collaborated to celebrate World Autism Day with “Celebrating the Spectrum". Celebrating the Spectrum aimed to create positive change and advocate for support and services for autistic individuals.
The day was filled with family-friendly activities and programs, including art making, family-friendly tours of the AGO Collection, a self-guided activity book, and a maker station. Additionally, families were able to pick up AGO PLAY, a family-friendly activity booklet that included a scavenger hunt and art-making challenges.
Families also enjoyed a multisensory Art Cart in the Education Commons to explore art using various senses and participated in art activities and creative play opportunities at the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre.
The event concluded with family-friendly tours of the Weston Family Learning Centre, which took place throughout the day.
Celebrating the Spectrum was a huge success, bringing together families, individuals, and community members to celebrate and learn about autism. By providing support and resources to the autism community, we can help make our communities more inclusive and accommodating for autistic individuals and their families.