Friday, 9 March 2012

Awareness Pledge - Wear Blue to Work on April 2

Dear All,

Greetings from SPASTN!

We would like to reach out to all our community partners in raising the Awareness on Autism by celebrating 2nd April 2012 as per United Nations declaration designating 2nd April as World Autism Awareness Day (since 2008)
WE would like you to show your solidarity to the cause of Autism by WEARING BLUE TO WORK on 2nd April.  Do send us a photo of your team to show YOU CARE.
Information that may interest you:
"Together, let us travel this road toward a more caring and inclusive world."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life. The rate of autism in all regions of the world is high and it has a tremendous impact on children, their families, communities and societies.
Throughout its history, the United Nations family has promoted the rights and well-being of the disabled, including children with developmental disabilities. In 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force, reaffirming the fundamental principle of universal human rights for all.
The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139) to highlight the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives.
Retrieved on 9th March, 2012 from
Thanking you,