Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 70 million people globally. Approximately 1 in 66
children and youth are diagnosed with ASD in Canada. World Autism Month is an
important time to have a dedicated conversation about Autism. In 2008, The United
Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness
Day – many countries around the world illuminate their landmarks and monuments blue
to increase understanding and acceptance of people with Autism. In 2012, the Canadian
Parliament passed the World Autism Awareness Day Act recognizing April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day.
CN Tower lights to switch on at sunset 7:45pm till 11pm. Best to view the CN Tower
Light It Up Blue half an hour after to see it in full glory. Reminder: as it does every
night, a standard light show will run for 8 minutes at the top of CN tower every hour.
Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square lights to switch on at 6pm till 6am the next day.
Learn more and join the conversation:
- Website: AutismSpeaks.ca/WAM
- Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn @AutismSpeaksCanada
- Twitter @AutismSpeaksCan
Photo: CN Tower lights to switch on at sunset and will stay on until 11 pm.