Friday, August 11th, Charlottetown
Garden Party Fundraiser for Autism PEI
The award winning garden of Norman and Phyllis Hall will be open to visitors during the World Trotting Conference on the afternoons of August 15-17. Chosen as best flower garden in last year’s Communities In Bloom contest, the garden at 132 Upper Prince Street will be in full bloom again for the general public to enjoy. Autism PEI will be the beneficiary of any free-will donations at the garden gate. The gardens will be open each day from 2:00-6:00 pm. The general public and especially those in the racing community and supporters of Autism PEI are welcome to visit and meet with our Standardbred racing friends from away.
Norman Hall is a long time member of the Island horse racing community and supporter of Autism PEI. “ It is nice to be able to share our garden with the WTC delegates and their partners from around the world and at the same time give them a chance to meet and mingle with Islanders as well as provide much needed financial support for the growing number of children afflicted with Autism spectrum disorders.” stated Hall.
Natalie Walsh, Executive Director for Autism PEI, noted “The idea of a garden party fundraiser is a lovely idea and we are pleased to be part of it – it sounds like fun.”
Donations to Autism PEI can also be made online through Canada Helps on the website at http://www.autismsociety.pe.ca/ and an online capability will be provided in the garden each day.
Information – Norman Hall 902-629-4771
World Autism Day Puzzle Piece Campaign with D.P Murphy Inc. Purchase your puzzle piece for $1.00 at all Tim Horton’s locations across PEI
On behalf of the Autism Society of PEI, it gives me great pleasure to announce that our community partners, D.P Murphy Inc are once again committed to joining us this year for our Annual World Autism Day Puzzle Piece campaign.
World Autism Day is April 2nd, 2017.
World Autism Awareness Day, is a day designated by the United Nations to increase awareness about the impacts of Autism, a complex developmental disorder affected by genetic and environmental factors and characterized by problems in communication, social development and behaviour. The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said, “We need political will and engagement at the highest levels of leadership… in order to improve global support for people living with autism. As you know the impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders transcend borders, faiths, and cultures. Together, as organized members of the global effort to raise Autism awareness, we hope we can all join forces to support the more than 70 million people affected around the world.”
Here on PEI, Islanders across the province tip to tip are touched on some level by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Autism Society of PEI continues to play an incremental part in the navigation of supports and services for families across PEI as well as continues to build autism understanding, acceptance and education across the Island.
We hope that you will join us for this great Annual campaign that is meant to shine on light on Autism Spectrum Disorders here on PEI as well as is a major fundraiser for the Autism Society of PEI.
On Thursday, March 30th, Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st, be sure to visit any Tim Horton’s or Wendy’s location across PEI and ask the staff to purchase with cash a $1.00 puzzle piece in support of this campaign. We hope that the staff at each location will remember to ask you during your visit but if not be sure to take the time out of your day to ask for your puzzle piece and let them know that the Autism Society of PEI and Island families appreciate their support and efforts. All of us together can help make this campaign a wonderful fundraiser and also spread recognition on the importance of World Autism Day.
AUTISM CANADA LAUNCHES NATIONAL INSIDE OUT FOR AUTISM EVENT
A fundraiser in support of Autism Awareness and Acceptance
Join thousands of students and companies across Canada as they raise funds for autism awareness and acceptance in their own unique and creative ways.
This fun and easy event will be held at schools and work places in communities across Canada the week of April 3, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2). Host one at your school or work place or join an established event. Either way, join us and make a difference. We are asking schools to register their event online and raise funds and awareness in a way that works and matters to them. It could be a car wash, a toonie drive, or a casual day – the options are endless. Then, turn your shirt inside out and join in the fun! 80% of funds raised on PEI will support the Autism Society of PEI, a provincial member of Autism Canada.
Inside Out for Autism was originally initiated by the driving efforts of parent, Jacalyn MacAulay, from Prince Edward Island. Due to its success, it is now being offered in communities across Canada.
“Noticing all the important fundraisers going on at the schools throughout the school year, I thought of how wonderful it would be to have a day for the children and staff to focus on autism awareness. Being a parent of a child diagnosed with autism, I see every day how important it is to be an advocate for your child and for others living with autism,” said MacAulay.
About Autism Canada. Autism Canada has been the hub of knowledge and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder in Canada since 1976. Our mandate is to work collaboratively with our provincial and territorial organizations, associations and societies to champion ASD priorities. We curate the exchange of information between individuals with ASD, families, professionals, researchers, governments and the public. Autism Canada actively encourages the sharing of best practices and programs, and advocates passionately for Canadians living with autism. For more information please visit us at www.autismcanada.org.
To join this event or learn more, please visit www.insideoutforautism.ca or call Nathalie at the Autism Society of PEI at: 902-566-4844
New Information for Parents and Caregivers- Adults and Children with Autism: Diagnosis and Treatment
Two Day workshop being held on Saturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th presented by CHIRP International, in partnership with, and for the benefit of, Stars for Life Foundation for Autism and the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island
Saturday, October 24th includes Leading edge Autism Research and Practice, Allergies, Motor Control, Visual Processing, Brains Structure, Energy Medicine
Sunday, October 25th includes a choice of Workshop A: Autism and Body Talk led by Kelley Burry www.namasteesperenza.com or Workshop B: Autism: The HANDLE Approach led by Nancy Ceulemans www.uniquelearning.ca
Further details and registration can be found at www.CHIRPINTL.com