Media Advisory: Raise the Flag for Autism

What: In recognition of World Autism Day on April 2, York Region District School Board will be hosting a flag raising ceremony on April 1, 2022. The theme this year is Celebrate the Spectrum.  YRDSB works closely with community partners to build stronger, more inclusive communities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This is the first in-person flag raising for YRDSB for the 2021-2022 school year and we are excited that the event is to recognize World Autism Day.


Aurora Education Centre

60 Wellington Street West, Aurora


Friday, April 1, 2022

10:30 a.m.


Information from Autism Ontario.

Autism exists on a spectrum, which means that while all people on the spectrum will experience some of the differences mentioned above, the degree to which each autistic person experiences them and the amount of support they need, will vary.

In March 2018, the National Autism Spectrum Disorder Surveillance System (NASS) released the most up-to-date Canadian prevalence rate: 1 in 66 Canadian children and youth (ages 5-17) are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 125,000 students in 180 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow YRDSB on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


For more information contact:

Corporate Communications -


Dana Barnett

Corporate Communications

905-727-0022, ext. 2272

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