We are incredibly amazed and grateful to our guests who showed their support at our “TD Bank Masquerade Gala 2015”, our largest fundraising event to date!
Our masquerade theme represented a “mask” of normality worn by many families living with autism. In many countries autism is viewed as a source of disappointment, annoyance, shame or worse. According to some researchers, stigma may keep families from seeking a diagnosis and services for their children, from participating fully in their communities, and from enjoying the same quality of life as their neighbours.
As we work to educate and engage our community about autism, we also want to encourage our families to unmask their struggles and share their stories. Parents, by telling your story we can promote acceptance and understanding together.