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Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness, March 26, 2020

Resolution No:CR061-2020Moved by:HendersonSeconded by:White

WHEREAS on June 28, 2012, the Purple Day Act (Bill C-278) received a Royal Assent in Canada; and
WHEREAS Epilepsy is a common neurological disease that is not well understood, and affects approximately 1 in every 100 persons in Simcoe County; and
WHEREAS Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease which affects each person differently, with the effects ranging from mild and relatively minor to extremely serious (which includes death); and,
WHEREAS Epilepsy Simcoe County was established in 1978 to assist individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals in our area with education, support, and advocacy in relation to epilepsy awareness.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa hereby proclaims March 26, 2020 as “Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness" ​

​​ World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2020 (CANCELLED - Flag Raising Ceremony – April 2, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.)
Resolution No:CR060-2020Moved by:SmithSeconded by:Sander

WHEREAS World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2, 2020 in Canada, thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson's Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and
WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 135,000 Ontarians, and is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 94 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and
WHEREAS ASD not only manifests itself differently in every individual in whom it appears, but its characteristics will change over the life of each individual as well.  A child with ASD will become an adult with ASD; and
WHEREAS Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community, and has been providing support, information and opportunities for thousands of families across the Province since 1973; and
WHEREAS Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact, as well as sharing between the Association and its Chapters, the common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa hereby proclaims April 2, 2020 as World Autism Awareness Day.