TORONTO, May 17th, 2021– With more families cooped up at home and community centres closed during Ontario’s latest stay-at-home order, many autistic adults are struggling with a shortage of activities to stay stimulated and make new connections. Greenrock IMPACT is extending its support by sponsoring a six-week virtual art program with Autism Ontario for adults (18+) on the spectrum.
Greenrock IMPACT is excited to embark on this new partnership with Autism Ontario as one of several awareness-building initiatives for this year. Autism Ontario is a charitable organization that provides resources and support for thousands of people on the autism spectrum and their families across the province.
The art program will run Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., May 26th to June 2nd, and offer participants a chance to socialize with peers their age and discover a wide range of artmaking styles from the comfort of their own home.
Each class will include a hands-on virtual activity with step-by-step instructions. If you are interested in participating, please register on Autism Ontario’ website.
During April, Greenrock celebrated Autism Awareness Month by educating staff and residents about the cause and participating in Autism Ontario’s virtual raise the flag ceremony.
About Greenrock IMPACT: The mission of Greenrock IMPACT is to build stronger, healthier, and environmentally sustainable communities while celebrating cultural diversity and promoting human rights across Canada through a variety of annual initiatives, volunteer programs, and donations. During the pandemic, Greenrock IMPACT has focused its efforts on COVID-19 relief initiatives.
About Autism Ontario: Autism Ontario has an over 47-year history of representing thousands of families and people on the autism spectrum across Ontario. We are the only organization that has elected volunteer parent representation through our 25 Chapters in key regions across Ontario. We advocate with and on behalf of all people on the autism spectrum and their families – at all ages and stages of life, reflecting a wide range of expression and abilities.
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