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WAVE Training Autism Inclusion 101 2014

Phil McNeely Statement re Children At Risk 11 2 13

Thank you speaker in October was a autism Awareness Month. I'm pleased to rise again recognition of the organization children at risk and their efforts to raise funds and awareness for autistic children. October 26th weekend marked another successful annual celebrity carved pumpkin auction fundraiser. Each year over 100 pumpkins are transformed into jack o lanterns and are presented throughout the city of Ottawa at local malls. This contest various news radio TV athletic business and political personalities participate in crafting a pumpkin and donating a prize to be bid on. To date this event has raised over ninety three thousand dollars. This year's total was an impressive $11,270. I was pleased to participate with my own submission made by my crafty assistant Natalie Mon petit. I want to also congratulate other MP's who took part in the carving for the cause the Honorable Yasser Nacti, the Honorable Bob Charelli, the Honorable Ottawa Carelton MP Lisa Mcleod. All proceeds go to the community-based projects such as summer camps family support group information seminars and educational workshops. Without organizations like children to risk many autistic children would not receive the special care they need to reach their full potential. For 34 years children at Risk has been helping with autistic children and their families in the Ottawa region and I applaud their ongoing work congratulations to President Paul Lacroix and his team for another successful run carved pumpkin contest thank you speaker

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Children at Risk – recipient

Children at Risk provides support to families of children diagnosed within the autism spectrum disorders. Their Camp Kaleidoscope is a day camp for children and young adults with autism. Each camper is assigned their own counsellor, sometimes two or three, ensuring their safety and participation. Activities include swimming, martial arts, museum trips, computer use, crafts, cooking and more.