As we have for the past several years, LFPS will recognize World Autism Day this year. We ask that our LFPS community wear blue this Friday, April 1 to show their recognition of the day and of autism. Also as we have done in the past, we will provide information about autism on our website and announcements each day this week. World Autism Day officially takes place on Saturday, April 2; however, we will not be in school that day.
Interested in learning more about autism? One place to start would be Autism Speaks Canada.
A 2018 report by the National Autism Spectrum Disorder Surveillance System found that 1 in 66 children in Canada have autism. Autism is more prevalent in boys (1 in 42 boys, as opposed to 1 in 189 girls). Given the prevalence of autism in Canada (and around the world), it is always worthwhile to learn more.