What is "Raise The Flag"

Raise the flag in your community in support of people on the autism spectrum and their families on World Autism 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 Day, and celebrates autistic people while bringing to light the systemic barriers that must be removed to create a more supportive and inclusive Ontario for them.

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

Please register by Tuesday, March 10th, 2021 if you require a flag.

Autism Ontario is excited to have you participate and celebrate with us. Through this initiative, we are building stronger, more inclusive communities for people on the autism spectrum. We are highlighting the work done throughout the province, and the work that still needs to be done to remove systemic barriers and help children, youth, and adults on the autism spectrum live their best life. Thank you for being part of this momentous day with us!

We’re celebrating World Autism Day on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.

How do I
Get Involved?


Join us in making your school and community more inclusive place for people on the autism spectrum!
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 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 autism 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 on the autism spectrum, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. Last year, over 20,000 people accessed our services and supports, autistic children and adults, and their parents and siblings.

Visit www.autismontario.com for more information.