Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month
In 1993 the Government of Canada decided to make October the Autism Awareness Month, so we all gain a better understanding. This year our message is simple – “Love is Acceptance.” While increased awareness is great, we wish for greater acceptance. So we picked this theme because we acknowledge that accepting people on the Autism spectrum for who they are creates a space of empathy, understanding and genuine respect for each other. It might sound too obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t do this. Help us share our message – “Love is Acceptance.”
No matter how many more twists and turns 2020 takes, Occasio helps your child stay active, make friends and have fun! Activities are offered three times a week during evenings, as well as on weekends. Here is what we’ve planned for this month:
Annual General Meeting
We were excited to host our 49th Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 21. Thank you to everyone who attended! Check out the video below and the Year in Review report to see our 2019/20 highlights.
Peer Support Groups
We try to provide as many opportunities as possible. If you need support, please attend one of the groups or call the office for immediate assistance. And you can connect with your fellow Autism Edmonton members from the comfort of your home. Here is a list of our upcoming events:
- Parents of Adults Support Group – Thu, Oct 1, 7.00-9.00 PM
- Adult Support Group – Thu, Oct 8, 7.00-9.00 PM
- Partners of Adults Support Group – Thu, Oct 15, 7.00-9.00 PM
- Adult Support Group – Thu, Oct 22, 1.00-2.30 PM
Once you register, you will receive the meeting link.
View event calendar and register
Pantry Food Program
The number of families struggling to put adequate food on the table remains at an all-time high. If you require a food hamper, please book an appointment by calling us at 780-453-3971 ext. 1. Our Pantry Food Program is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. When you come in, you will need to follow our COVID protocols, including maintain a physical distancing of 2 metres and wear PPE (provided for you inside). Please note, only one visitor is allowed inside at a time, and all visitors must be over 18.
For Autistic Adults: Meeting Others On the Spectrum
Are you an Autistic adult who would like to meet new people? Perhaps learn something new? Come join the League Program – here is what the League is up to this month:
- Sat, Oct 3 – Arts and Crafts
- Wed, Oct 14 – Overklocked
- Sat, Oct 24 – Movie Night
- Sat, Oct 31 – Halloween party
For more information, please contact us at 780-453-3971 ext. 1.
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