Put your best foot or tire forward for the 11th annual Cycle for Autism Edmonton on Sunday, June 7, 2020!
Normal has changed, but celebrating the tradition of #CycleforAutism carries on. We will still be outside, still be with your friends and family and you can still inspire an understanding for persons on the Autism spectrum.
So run, roll, walk, or cycle through your neighbourhood or any local park ~ participate any way you want! Post pictures/videos of how you #CycleforAutism and encourage your friends to do the same. Keep up #CycleTradition!
Your Autism Edmonton team will kick off #CycleforAutism at 10:00 am on June 7th to show appreciation for the support, participation, and donations! We’ll be streaming on Facebook and Instagram (Yes, we’re finally on Instagram!)
This is for anyone looking for fun, so whether you have a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle or a bicycle built for two, get outside and keep up #CycleTradition
Raise more than $100 for #CycleforAutism, by May 19, and be entered to win one of three Professional Porch Photoshoots. ~ Don’t have a porch? Don’t worry! Our photographers can make arrangements for amazing photos done at a distance. Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for more upcoming contests.
We want your help to increase understanding and acceptance of persons on the autism spectrum. Autism Edmonton does not receive any government contracts for the programs and services we provide to the over 2,800 individuals, their families and other supports each year. We offer programs targeted to those 0-18, adult supportive programs, as well as respite, Pantry Program (food bank satellite site), community building programs and immediate post diagnosis support for families to help navigate their new normal.
We look forward to this event each year. Not only do we have a good time but we feel good raising money for Autism Edmonton, because they do so much for our family
~ 7th year Participating Family
About Autism Edmonton
Since 1971, Autism Edmonton (Autism Society of Edmonton Area) has been providing services and support to people in the community who are living with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Edmonton has become known as a "go-to" source that connects families, individuals and professionals with autism-related resources.
Autism Edmonton helps people navigate their options for services, find vital information, and develop skills and peer support through facilitated activity and discussion groups.
VISION: All people on the autism spectrum have a life full of possibilities.
MISSION: To enhance the lives of people on the autism spectrum, through knowledge, services and inclusive opportunities.
Acceptance: We welcome and embrace inclusivity and diversity of all people, ideas and perspectives in building community.
Integrity: We believe in mutual trust, honesty, transparency, and accountability amongst ourselves, allies and stakeholders.
Respect: We treat one another and all people with empathy, courtesy and kindness.
1 in 66 Canadian children and youth aged five to 17 are on the autism spectrum, indicates a new report released by the Public Health Agency of Canada. In the greater Edmonton area, it's estimated that over 22,000 families are directly affected by autism.
Autism doesn't discriminate. ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. ASD is almost five times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).
Improved monitoring and reporting has uncovered a steady increase in rates over the past few decades. For example, in 1992, autism was identified in only 1 out of every 150 children. With increasing rates of diagnosis, there is a growing need for information and support in order to manage this complex disorder.
Fortunately, it is evident that through early intervention, focused engagement, and the continued practicing of skills - people with autism can increase their ability to communicate and interact with their community and surroundings.