World Autism Day, April 2nd, 2021, is on Good Friday this year and will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.
In previous years, the TDSB joined Autism Ontario and 300 schools and municipalities across the province in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day by holding a Raise the Flag ceremony at 5050 Yonge St. and in many schools.
The first Raise the Flag event was held in April 2010, when Shari Bishop-Hume of London, Ontario, thought about how a community could bring more awareness to Autism. With support from her family, the community, professionals, and advocates, it was proposed that we raise a flag in support of World Autism Day.
This year, we invite our staff and students to join a virtual Raise the Flag ceremony. Please see the link below.
Let’s help support TDSB students who have ASD and increase awareness and understanding of this disorder.