April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism affects 1 out of every 110 children, 1 of every 70 boys. One of those boys is my grandson Peter.

Kathy Stinson's grandson, Peter
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You can listen to the 2010 World Autism Awareness Day message from United Nations Secretaray-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon here.

If you missed the Autism Speaks Canada insert in last weekend’s Globe & Mail newspaper, you can read it here.

Find out how Toys “R” Us is supporting Autism Speaks. Also how the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs have been contributing to Autism Speaks Canada, and how – in support of Autism Speaksiconic landmarks around the world (like the CN Tower and the Empire State Building) “lit up the blue” for autism awareness.

Perhaps most importantly, you can find out what you can do to help Autism Speaks provide research, awareness, family services, and advocacy for a disorder that affects more and more children – and their families – every year.

Coming Soon!

Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Suzanne Lanthier on April 14, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Kathy .. thanks so much for posting this and helping us to raise awareness about Autism Awareness Month and the Toys"R"Us Campaign. We sincerely appreciate it!


  2. Kathy Stinson on April 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Happy to have done it, Suzanne. I've seen what wonderful strides these kids can make when they get the help they need. All best with your ongoing efforts on their behalf.

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