1 in 68 children are currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder in Canada every year. Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups and is a lifelong disorder. With early intervention positive changes can result.
Carrie Habert, from Autism Speaks Canada says researchers have identified over 300 genes linked to Autism. Researcher are now working to identify the type of Autism an individual has and offering personalized care and intervention rather than trial and error approaches. The diagnosis age was around 4.5 years and is now coming down. With earlier diagnosis the trajectory of development can be changed.
Paula Stamp is the founder and driving force for the Under the Big Top For Autism Gala which has helped to raise over $500,000 for Autism Speaks Canada’s since 2007. The fundraising evening is filled with spectacular entertainment, celebrities, exceptional food and is an evening worth attending.
Carrie and Paula were in Brampton to speak with Michael A. Charbon. Paula shares her personal stories as she like many others, lives with a child diagnosed in the Autism Spectrum.
The event is on Thursday, November 16th at the Liberty Grand Ball room in Toronto. Visit: autismgala.com