North York Ink x Autism Awareness

On April 2nd 2018 the family at North York Ink hosted a National Autism Awareness day event, for the sake of community involvement and community acceptance.

We did FREE autism dedication tattoos – the puzzle piece, the infinity rainbow, the lightbulb and the rainbow ribbon with the added option of client donations whatever clients were comfortable donating. We teamed up with representatives from #kerrysplaceautismservices and @geneva_centre as beneficiaries to ensure that all proceeds will directly supported the cause.

Autism Spectrum disorder is a disorder that affects at least 1 in 94 children in Canada and we believe that it is not only important to raise awareness but to encourage acceptance. Certain limitations and restrictions beyond our control should not hold us back from reaching our true individual potentials, and that given the right opportunities and the right directive, anyone, can achieve what are often thought to be “unrealistic” or “impossible” achievements.

Over the course of a few weeks we visited a two clinics – @integratehealthservices and #Cedarheightsresidentialliving and hosted play dates at each clinic. The goal was to engage the creative sides of the children by hosting art centred activities and relating the best way we know how. Check out these pictures/videos of the play dates we hosted and let us know if you would like to be involved in our next event.

We were overwhelmed with the response. It was humbling to see how many people took the time out of their day to stop by and allow us to become a part of their journey.

The Pandemic had put a temporary halt on all of our activities regarding most forms of community outreach. But we will be back, until next time!

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