Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Autism Sunday--February 8

Cathedrals, churches and religious organizations around the world will observe Autism Sunday, an international day of prayer for those with autism and Aspergerรข€™s Syndrome, on February 8. Parents, caregivers and people with autism have been asked to inform their church groups around the world and request them to observe Autism Sunday.

Autism Sunday was launched in 2002 by parents and caregivers Ivan and Charika Corea in the United Kingdom, who have a son with autism. A service for autism was held at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in 2002 to mark the launch of Autism Sunday.

Many autism advocates use Autism Sunday to raise awareness of the serious education and health issues associated with autism. World leaders have been urged to share their "vision for autism" on Autism Sunday and spell out their plans to help parents, caregivers, children and adults with autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

Learn more at the Autism Sunday Web site: http://autismsunday.tripod.com/.

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