As the world is figuring out how to adjust to new realities, GCA is here to ensure that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are left behind.
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges for everyone.
The pandemic forced us to close our Centre for the first time in organizational history. Our clients experienced significant changes to their daily routines, which can have major psychological impacts on those on the spectrum. COVID 19 has further exposed and exacerbated the challenges that individuals living with autism experience. These challenges include but are certainly not limited to social isolation, unemployment, and mental health issues.
In honour of World Autism Awareness Day, we invite our advocates, supporters and communities to come together on April 2nd and throughout the month to:
We challenge you to be part of the solution and empower individuals with ASD so that we can achieve our vision of Successful Community Inclusion.
Start your fundraising by clicking on the FUNDRAISE button. You have the option to create a team, sign up as an individual fundraiser, or join an existing team. Don't have the capacity to fundraise? Please consider donating to the campaign by selecting DONATE. Donate to the general campaign, or a particular team or individual.
Personalize your page. Once you complete the online sign-up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to set-up your fundraising page. Customize your page and let people know why this cause is important to you.
Share your fundraising page with your network and ask them to contribute. We hope to use this peer-to-peer platform to not only fundraise but to promote autism awareness, inclusion and diversity through education.
Everyone who participates in this campaign will receive an invitation to our culminating community celebration on April 30th. This celebration will be an opportunity to learn and hear from the voices of our community. We hope you will join us!