Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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APRIL 2, 2014

GOVERNMENT RAISES AUTISM AWARENESS FLAG FOR WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

The Government of Saskatchewan today raised the autism awareness flag at the Legislative Building to recognize World Autism Awareness Day and affirm its commitment to improving targeted autism services and supports in the province.  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that affects how a person interacts with people, experiences the environment and processes information. 

“World Autism Awareness Day is a valuable opportunity to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, and to build a better understanding of this complex condition that has an impact on many Saskatchewan families,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said.  “We’re continuing to work with regional health authorities, community-based agencies and other organizations to build comprehensive service systems for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

"Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder, meaning that it affects almost every aspect of a person's life ranging from barely noticeable differences to severe limitations,” Autism Resource Centre Executive Director Keely Wight said.  “World Autism Awareness Day highlights autism as a growing global health issue and activities surrounding this day increase global knowledge of the prevalence of autism.  This day brings together organizations around the world to celebrate and highlight the unique talents, strengths and abilities of individuals with autism.”

In 2014-15, the province is continuing $7.55 million in annual funding for a continuum of ASD services and supports including consultants, support workers, rehabilitation therapies, respite services and training for service providers and parents.  That is a 1,400 per cent increase in funding since 2007-08.

Autism and related disorders are characterized by challenges in communication, social interaction and unusual behaviour, interests and activities.  Spectrum disorders mean that symptoms can be present in a variety of combinations and can range from mild to severe.  It is estimated one out of 93 children in Canada is affected by ASD, which makes it more prevalent than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

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For more information, contact:

Tyler McMurchy
Health
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4083
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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