5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Tuesday, April 2

1 Today is 12th annual World Autism Awareness Day. Individuals are encouraged to wear blue today. April is Autism Awareness Month.

The following statistics are from the organization Autism Speaks:

  • In 2018 the the Center For Disease Control determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
    • 1 in 37 boys 
    • 1 in 151 girls 
  • Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.  
  • Autism affects all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. 
  • Minority groups tend to be diagnosed later and less often. 

Editor’s Note: Photo for today’s column is courtesy of Framingham Public Schools social media.

2. Today is Equal Pay Day.

3. The City of Framingham will hold an open house and discuss its tree inventory for South Framingham tonight. Click here for more details.

4. FLYERS in action:

Framingham High boys lacrosse teams opens the season today at Phil Read Field at 3:45 p.m. They will host the Wildcats of Milton.

Framingham High girls lacrosse will travel to Milton for a 5:15 p.m. game against the Wildcats.

5. City of Framingham meetings:

  • City Council’s planning & zoning subcommittee is scheduled to meet at 6;30 p.m.
  • Mayor’s bylaw review committee is scheduled to meet at City Hall at 7 p.m.
  • City Council is scheduled to meet at 7:15 p.m. in the Blumer Room in the Memorial Building
  • Framingham Historic District Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall

MAYOR’S SCHEDULE: The Mayor will meet with residents today from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Ablondi room at the Memorial Building. No appointment is needed.

According to her public schedule she is not scheduled to attend the City Council meeting tonight.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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