Autism Sunday 2009

Autism Sunday 2009 will be held on Sunday 8th February 2009.Autism advocates are now preparing to speak out on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to mark this international day. Autism Sunday is also the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome remembering over 60 million people with autism and AS in prayer.

Autism Campaigners, Ivan and Charika Corea, founders of Autism Sunday have issued a worldwide call to parents, carers and people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to lobby and campaign on the issues concerned with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome leading up to Autism Sunday on 8th February 2009.


WRITE to the President or the Prime Minister of the Government in your country
– urge them to speak out on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome on 8th February 2009 and ask them to spell out their plans to help parents, carers, children and adults with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.


CONTACT LEADERS OF FAITH COMMUNITIES
– ask them to issue a message on Autism Sunday and show how they would encourage faith communities to support the marginalised and the vulnerable particularly during the deepening recession and the economic downturn hitting many nations around the world.


WRITE prayers for autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
and ask your church or religious organisation to feature them on Autism Sunday.


WEAR YOU AUTISM AWARENESS RIBBON
to raise awareness of autism and Asperger’s Syndrome on 8th February 2009.


CONTACT THE LOCAL MEDIA IN YOUR COUNTRY
– ask them to feature autism and Asperger’s Syndrome on Sunday 8th February 2009 – share your story for Autism Sunday.


ORGANISE AWARENESS RAISING EVENTS ON AUTISM AND ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
on the weekend of Saturday 7th February leading to Autism Sunday.


ASK THE HEADS OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES to speak about autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
leading up to Autism Sunday in assemblies and school meetings.


CONTACT YOUR MINISTER/PASTOR/FAITH LEADER
about Autism Sunday and ask them to highlight Autism Sunday in services.


‘OPEN EVERY DOOR’ THE SONG FOR AUTISM HAS BEEN RE-RELEASED FOR AUTISM SUNDAY 2009
ask your local radio station to feature this moving song for autism sung by Gresha Schuilling and written by Nimal Mendis. The song can be downloaded from iTunes.


WRITE TO YOUR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND LOCAL COUNCILS
– urge them to raise matters concerning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in your country’s parliament and in local councils/committees.


CONTRIBUTE YOUR FILMS FOR AUTISM SUNDAY ON YOUTUBE
– add your films for Autism Sunday and a call to the leaders of nations to speak out on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome leading up to Autism Sunday 2009.


DISTRIBUTE LEAFLETS ON AUTISM AND ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
in events leading up to Autism Sunday in order to raise greater awareness of the issues.

People around the world have been asked to use the opportunity and campaign on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in events leading up to Autism Sunday.

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