About Raise The Flag

Raise The Flag in your community in support of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families on World Autism Awareness Day

What is
Raise The Flag?

Autism Ontario’s Raise the Flag campaign, through the simple act of raising a flag, unites families, schools, communities, government and professionals in recognizing World Autism Awareness Day, and brings to light to struggles and triumphs of people on the autism spectrum.

Our campaign also features educational toolkits for educators from primary through to post-secondary school.

Autism Ontario is excited to have you participate and celebrate with us. Through this initiative, we are building stronger, more inclusive communities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are highlighting the work done throughout the province, and the work that still needs to be done to ensure that children, youth and adults living with ASD are provided the means to achieve quality of life. Thank you for being part of this momentous day with us!

World Autism Awareness Day falls on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

How do I
Get Involved?


Join us in making your school and community more inclusive place for people with autism!
Register and have access to our Educator Toolkits which include activities and educational videos.

You can share your school’s stories of inclusion and acceptance.

Click here for a poster to share with your school

Parents, Self-advocates and Supporters

As we come together to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, we invite you to participate in our campaign.

There are many ways Ontarians can get involved and support the campaign:


Municipalities interested in participating in our Raise the Flag campaign should connect with their local Autism Ontario Chapter or emails us at rtf@autismontario.com

We also invite you to explore the Stories page and share your experiences of community and inclusion.

Who is
Autism Ontario?

Autism Ontario is the province’s largest collective voice representing the autism community, supporting thousands of families across the province through its 25 Chapters; each of which is under the leadership of committed and skilled volunteers who provide expertise and guidance to their local communities. We are dedicated to providing ASD information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services.

We work to increase public awareness about autism and the day-to-day challenges faced by people with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. Last year, over 20,000 people accessed our services and supports, including children and adults with autism, their parents and siblings.

Visit www.autismontario.com for more information.