At their April meeting, the Whitestown Town Council adopted proclamations declaring April Autism Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month in Whitestown, Indiana.
View the Autism Awareness Month proclamation here and the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation here.
Autism Awareness Month
Autism affects more than 80 million people worldwide. The Town Council encourages citizens to learn more about autism and what they can do to support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. We are pleased to have the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA) right here in Whitestown to empower kids and families to build the skills needed to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Organizations like Prevent Child Abuse Boone County are dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect and making a safer, better place for our children. Anyone who suspects a child has been neglected or abused should call the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 800-800-5556.
In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention. The pinwheel conveys the message that every child deserves the chance to be raised in a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, there is a pinwheel garden located at the Whitestown Municipal Complex.