Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2021 #66
Order Adopted as Amended
Apr 5, 2021 5:30 PM

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to light up City Hall red for Autism Acceptance Month from April 12-16, 2021

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Department:City Clerk's Office, SSSponsors:Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is associated with a group of developmental conditions, comprising a wide range of symptoms, skills, and abilities; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

In March 2021, the Autism Society announced it was formally shifting references of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” to foster acceptance to ignite change through improved support and opportunities in education, employment, accessible housing, affordable health care and comprehensive long term services; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge has proudly observed April 2nd as Autism Acceptance Day in years past and recognizes and accepts Cambridge autistic students and residents; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Council go on record declaring April 2021, as “Autism Acceptance Month” in the City of Cambridge; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to light up City Hall red for Autism Acceptance Month from April 12-16, 2021.

 

Meeting History

Apr 5, 2021 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

add simmons as sponsor

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan