Autism Sunday 2002-2012

(London, UK) Autism Sunday celebrates 10 Years (2002 – 2012) on Sunday the 12th of February this year. Autism Sunday is the brainchild of British autism campaigners Ivan and Charika Corea – what started as a small acorn of an idea in their front room has turned into a massive global event, celebrated in many countries. The inspiration behind the campaign is their 15 year old son Charin who has autism spectrum disorder.

The autism campaigners are urging parents, carers and the worldwide autism community to use Autism Sunday as a platform to campaign on the serious issues. In the UK many charities, parents, carers and people with autism have been urging the British Government to save the disability living allowance- the welfare reforms are currently being debated in the UK Parliament. Parents and carers are concerned that the current reforms could drive the UK Autism Community deeper into poverty. Autism Sunday was launched in 2002 with a service at St.Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The founders of Autism Sunday are also calling on World Leaders to do more for 60 million people with autism around the world and have asked the autism community to share their stories in local and national media to mark Autism Sunday on 12th February 2012.

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