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Island Autism Organizations partner to celebrate Autism Awareness Month

October is Autism Awareness Month.
October is Autism Awareness Month. - Contributed

The Autism Society of Prince Edward Island and the Stars of Life Foundation for Autism are working together during October to provide events and activities that will contribute to the Island Autism community during Autism Awareness Month.

The Autism Society of P.E.I. is a non-profit organization aimed at providing information and support to family members, professionals, and individuals affected by autism. The Autism Society programs, resources and services include: regular family activities and events, social programs, family diagnosis packages and navigation, a resource library, parent support nights, family subsidy programs and more.

The Stars of Life Foundation for Autism is a charitable organization that works with young adults, age 18 and older, and is committed to creating a quality of life for young people with autism spectrum disorder. The Stars of life Foundation programs and resources include housing supports, respite programs, day and life skills programs, educational support, career support and more.

Building and creating autism acceptance, inclusion and autism education across the island community is a partnered vision of the Autism Society of PEI and the Stars for Life Foundation. For October, which is Autism Awareness Month, these two organizations will be partnering on events.

For more information on either organizations or events, go to: autismsociety.pe.ca or

starsforlife.com, or contact nathalie@autismsociety.pe.ca or ron@starsforlife.com

newsroom@journalpioneer.com

Events taking place during Autism Awareness Month

– Oct. 13: Youth and Teen Social Event at the Board Game Café

– Oct. 17: Family Fun Day at the Stars for Life Foundation

– Oct. 19: Open House at the RCMP Police Department in Maypoint

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