Awareness Day is about more than generating understanding; it is a call to
action. I urge all concerned to take part in fostering progress by supporting
education programmes, employment opportunities and other measures that help
realize our shared vision of a more inclusive world."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
for the World Autism Awareness Day 2014
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, a day dedicated to increasing people's awareness about the most common neurological disorder in children. Autism affects 1 in 88 children and is four time more prevalent in boys than in girls.
One of the foremost experts on autism in Canada is Dr.
Peter Szatmari, Chief of the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative
between CAMH, the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto.
Additionally, Dr. Szatmari holds the Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child
and Youth Mental Health.
On April 2, Dr. Szatmari will be a guest on TVO’s The
Agenda with Steve Paikin. The Agenda tackles the range of impairments in
social interaction, communication and behaviours that are known as autism.
Don’t miss it!