Raising the Flag for Autism in York Region
For us, April 2 isn’t about Autism ‘awareness’. It’s a day to be visible in the community – to show that autistics are valued citizens who merit acceptance and inclusion just as everyone does. Again this year, municipalities and schools across Ontario are taking part in our Raise the Flag for Autism campaign. AO York invites autistics, allies, friends, families, colleagues, and everyone to join us in a celebration of Autism Acceptance – and to Raise the Flag at these locations. Hope we see you!
And – don’t forget! Participants from our LEADers program and their mentors will be your Celebrity Servers at Boston Pizza in Aurora on April 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Round out the day with these awesome people!
Tuesday April 2, 2019
9:30am York Region District School Board, 60 Wellington St W, Aurora
9:30am Town of Richmond Hill, 225 East Beaver Creek Rd (main flagpole) – Mayor Dave Barrow will speak at the event.
11:00am Town of Aurora – 100 John West Way, Aurora – Mayor Tom Mrakas will be in attendance.
12:00pm City of Vaughan – 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr W – Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua will be speaking – refreshments will be served.
4:00pm Town of Georgina – 26557 Civic Centre Rd, Keswick – Mayor Margaret Quirk will be speaking.
Wednesday April 3, 2019
12:30pm City of Markham, 101 Town Centre Blvd (main flagpole and Great Hall) – Mayor Frank Scarpitti will be speaking; refreshments will be served.
How are you celebrating neurodiversity on April 2, or any other day? Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to share it!
We’re also proud that we have many schools in both York school boards raising the flag for Autism acceptance. Many thanks to:
Ashton Meadows Public School
Bill Hogarth Secondary School
Blessed Scalabrini Catholic Elementary School
Charlton Public School
Christ the King Catholic Elementary School
Father Frederick McGinn Catholic School
Father John Kelly Catholic Elementary School
Franklin Street Public School
Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School
H G Bernard Public School
Hartman Public School
Holy Name Catholic School
Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School
Markham District High School
Michael Cranny Elementary School
Moraine Hills Public School
Nellie McClung P.S.
Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School
Rogers Public School
Sacred Heart Catholic High School
Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Elementary School
San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School
St Paul Catholic School
St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School
St. Anthony Catholic School
St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School
St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Elementary
School St. John Chrysostom Catholic Elementary School
St. Justin Martyr Catholic Elementary School
St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School
St. Nick Catholic Elementary School
St. Peter Catholic Elementary School
W.J. Watson Public School