Canucks Autism Network
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder resulting in dysfunctional communication, impaired social interaction, unusual, repetitive behaviours and restricted activities and interests. It is part of a group of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Today, 1 in 100 individuals are diagnosed with autism making it more common than paediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls.
The Canucks Autism Network was founded by the Aquilini family who have a son diagnosed with Autism. The organization’s mission is to provide high quality recreational, sports, social and vocational development programs for individuals and families living with autism and to build capacity through community networks across British Columbia.
Join the Alliance Wellness Clinic team in supporting this worthwhile organization at the Canucks Autism Network Family Festival, at the Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre) on Sunday, April 1, 2012, from 10:00am-3:00pm. This great event will include an autism walk, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, food and special visits by surprise guests! In addition, we will be lighting the Cauldron in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day.
For more information on the event, please visit the Canucks Autism Network website at www.canucksaustism.ca
Date: April 1st, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre)
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK ORGANIZATION FOR A WONDERFUL EVENT! WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING A PART OF WORLD AUSTISM DAY CELEBRATIONS AGAIN NEXT YEAR!