Another Field Trip Friday? Love it!
April is Autism Acceptance Month and this week, we are taking a trip to a small town, in eastern Canada, called Channel Port aux Basques. Channel-Port aux Basques is like every other town found around the island of Newfoundland; fairly chilly all year round, surrounded by water, and a place where strangers will smile and wave at you as you pass by! What makes this town so special is how they’ve taken compassion to a different level, and become “the most autism-friendly town in Canada.”
Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder that can vary different greatly from one individual to the other. Because of that reason, autism is treated like a spectrum because of the incredible variation of patterns and symptoms that a person can experience. Some have an easy time blending into everyday settings like a classroom, others may need caregivers to assist them, and many fall in between. Everyone’s brain takes in information differently, and autism can correspond with some particular challenges, but understanding, respect, and support can go a long way!
Watch the video below and witness how this small Canadian town became the friendliest town for people on the autism spectrum!