Lee Scott MP

(Westminster, UK) Parliamentarians of all parties are signing an early day motion tabled by the influential British parliamentarian, Lee Scott (Ilford North) on Autism Sunday – the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome which falls this weekend on Sunday 14th February 2010.

Lee Scott MP has spoken out on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in the House of Commons in London. He has championed the cause of autism in the Palace of Westminster for many years. Scott is also on the parliamentary select committee on health in the House of Commons.

The early day motion, 830 on the Autism Sunday 2010 Event tabled by Lee Scott MP:

‘That this House welcomes the news that many more Cathedrals, churches and religious organisations of all faiths are marking Autism Sunday 2010 – the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome on Sunday 14th February 2010; notes that Autism Sunday was founded in 2002 Autism Awareness Year by British autism campaigners Ivan and Charika Corea who are parents and carers of a 14 year old teenager with autism Charin Corea; further notes that they initiated the Autism Awareness Campaign UK in 2000 and a new autism charity for a new generation the UK Autism Foundation in 2008 and are campaigning and lobbying hard on behalf of poor families and people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; further notes that Autism Sunday started as a small acorn of an idea in their front room and has turned into a massive worldwide event, the first major disability event in the calendar; supports the call of autism campaigners for world leaders to speak out on Autism Sunday and provide better public services in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care and help and support poor families and people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome during the recession.’

Autism Sunday is being observed in many countries around the world. Campaigners have urged national leaders and national governments around the globe to do more for people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and provide them with the services they desperately need. There are over 60 million people with autism across the world.

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