A number of events are taking place this fall to raise awareness of autism in the community.

Executive Director of the Comox Valley Child Development Association, Joanne Schroeder says there are a lot of misconceptions about the signs of autism.

The annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada is taking place this Saturday at the GP Vanier Secondary Track in Courtenay.

Autism support will also be the focus of the annual Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon coming up in November.