Bradford celebrates 9th annual World Autism(आत्मकेंद्रित) Awareness Day April 2
Beautiful spring (वसंत) weather peaked its head just in time for the ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day in Bradford West Gwillimbury. On April 2, more than 70 people gathered (एकत्र हुए) at the BWG courthouse for a special flag-raising and awareness event, organized by local resident Nicole Kim. Experiencing the biggest turnout to the event yet, Kim says she is already looking forward to next year’s celebration. “We’re at an important crossroad(चौराहा) right now, as almost everyone has heard of autism, but not everyone knows the effects,” she said. “I do these events to try and help raise awareness that autism is not to be feared, but embraced(गले लगाया) , and that were not alone in this.” Kim knows firsthand how important it is to educate the public about autism, as her son, Ethan, lives with it on a daily basis. She outlined that over the years, the community has become much more accepting and understanding of children and adults with special needs. That kind of attitude is essential to ensure that future generations grow up with the same knowledge and understanding.
“I’m proud to be part of BWG and its residents and I look forward to helping raise more awareness as the years go on.”