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Cycle for Autism Edmonton 2017

On Sunday June 4th, 2017, Autism Edmonton is hosting its eighth annual Cycle for Autism event at Gold Bar Park! Cycle for Autism is a fun and inclusive event for all ages and abilities, held annually to increase awareness and acceptance of autism, and raise essential funds for Autism Edmonton. Revenue from Cycle will go towards our programs, support services, and member events that support individuals and families living with autism. The event is free, but teams and individuals are encouraged to collect pledges to raise money for Autism Edmonton, a local organization that provides essential information, programs, and support to people with autism and their families. Teams and individuals then participate in the event by running, rolling, walking, or cycling!

We have three routes this year: a 1km bike parade, a 1.5 km distance, and a 3.5km distance! For the bike parade, we are encouraging teams to dress up their bikes and themselves, as we will be giving out Spirit Prizes to individuals on the route who are showing their spirit through their decorations, energy and enthusiasm, effort, and anything else that makes the judges smile! Lastly, we will have other fun activities such as balloon art, bouncy castle, resource fair, clowns, prizes, and refreshments.

To donate, register yourself or your team, to volunteer, and to learn more about our event, please visit www.cycleforautismedmonton.com!

 

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Goals: ASA was started over 20 years ago with the goals of:
  • Improving the lives of children and adults with ASD;
  • Providing mutual support amongst families and individuals directly affected by ASD;
  • Creating safety and quality of life for people with ASD and their families in Alberta;
  • Creating a welcoming province that values the participation of people with ASD in all areas of life;
  • Recognizing the worth of every person with ASD and their contribution to society.

Who We Are: Autism Alberta is a registered society in Alberta and a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency. It is a network and collaboration amongst autism groups comprising parents of children and adults with ASD, family members, individuals with ASD, and caring community citizens. We also have a representative on the Board of Autism Society Canada to collaborate on national issues. Presently four groups are members of Autism Alberta:

We are also affiliated with Autism Canada.

Accomplishments: ASA has had representatives on provincial Advisory Boards to different Government Ministries. ASA has sponsored Autism Awareness presentations in some communities during October, Canada’s Autism Awareness Month. ASA has contributed to the development of resource materials for families, such as handouts on community resources and books on issues affecting those with ASD .

Who to Contact: Contact the ASA group closest to where you live or where you are planning to live, for information, resources, and support in Alberta. For example, if you live in Northern Alberta, contact ASEA; Southern Alberta – contact CAS, etc. Please refer to "Regional Chapters" on the left hand side.

For information and assistance with your local support group, or to join ASA please feel free to contact us at 1-877-777-7192
or email president@autismalberta.ca