Dynacare partners with Autism Speaks Canada to provide network of support for autism community
Dynacare has selected Autism Speaks Canada as its 2018-2019 Lead Charity, supporting the organization with a $25,000 donation. The donation will help support the development and delivery of Autism Speaks Canada Connect, Canada's first national, online autism platform. This online hub will connect individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to important resources, dedicated mentors, an autism response team and an entire community of support and understanding.
Each September, Dynacare employees choose a Canadian charity to support through its Lead Charity program, which aims to positively impact lives by promoting health and wellness and building stronger communities.
“Supporting healthy lives with commitment and care is at the core of everything we do,” says Scott Hickey, Vice-President of Corporate Communications, Dynacare. “That’s why it gives me great pleasure to see Dynacare support such an important cause and help individuals with autism receive the support, care and understanding that they truly deserve.”
An estimated one in 66 children in Canada have ASD. Often accompanied by medical and mental health issues, this range of conditions often presents significant obstacles to communication, socialization, employment and more. And while school-based services are available, that support is lost when these children become adults.
That’s where Autism Speaks Canada Connect comes in.
“What began as a desire to consolidate information and resources has evolved into something bigger. Regardless of age, stage, need or geographic location, Connect’s comprehensive offering has the potential to service every Canadian impacted by autism,” says Jill Farber, executive director of Autism Speaks Canada. “I look forward to Connect being embraced by individuals, families, clinical professionals, service providers, researchers, disability organizations and military families, from coast to coast.”
In addition to the donation, Dynacare employees will support Autism Speaks Canada throughout the year through various special events and awareness initiatives. Since its inception in 2012, the Dynacare Lead Charity program has donated more than $185,000 to Canadian charities including Pancreatic Cancer Canada, The Lung Association, Lymphoma Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association and, most recently, the Breakfast Club of Canada.
The Dynacare corporate giving program includes both its Lead Charity and Community Outreach
About Autism Speaks Canada
For over a decade, Autism Speaks Canada has been dedicated to supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. From enhancing available resources and services to working with community partners to increasing the understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with ASD, Autism Speaks Canada is there to support everyone living with autism. To learn more about autism and how to access support, please visit autismspeaks.ca
Dynacare, a LabCorp company, is committed to being Canada’s health and wellness solutions leader. Quality care is at the heart of everything we do. We are continually developing innovative programs and services to positively impact the lives of Canadians and help healthcare providers deliver the best care possible. This includes our convenient home care services and Dynacare Plus, an easy-to-use online portal where individuals can understand their lab test results and manage their health.
In addition to offering the largest and most advanced menu of diagnostic and screening tests in Canada, Dynacare supports physicians in making more confident diagnoses and clinical decisions. Dynacare Next is shaping the future by bringing advances in medical laboratory testing to clinicians. Through Dynacare Insurance Solutions we provide specialized testing and paramedical services for the insurance industry, and we are helping improve the health and safety of employees through workplace testing and wellness programs with Dynacare Workplace. Please visit Dynacare.ca
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