At the Council meeting of February 9th, 2015 Council supported the following resolution in support of World Autism Awareness Day.
"WHEREAS World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2nd, 2015 in Canada thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson’s Bill s-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day.
AND WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorder affects more than 100,000 Ontarians.
AND WHEREAS ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means it not only manifests itself differently in every individual in whom it appears but its characteristics will change over the life of each individual.
AND WHEREAS Autism Ontario is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community.
AND WHEREAS Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day to day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact.
THEREFORE we the Municipality of Charlton and Dack do hereby declare April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day. "