WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

The 2nd April each year is now firmly established, following the 2008 UN Declaration, as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). Jigsaw Trust has long supported WAAD by hosting awareness events and participating in the global ‘Light it up Blue’ campaign..

“Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity” – Autism and other forms of disability are part of the human experience that contributes to human diversity. As such, the United Nations has emphasized the need to mainstream disability in the Organization’s development agenda. Mainstreaming disability requires an integral approach in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres, so that inequality is not perpetuated.

For more information on the UN’s approach and plans towards Inclusion in the future, please visit their website: UN.org webpages directly.

Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign in support of World Autism Awareness is again running throughout April – more information on this can be found at: Light It Up Blue

For information on this year’s events supported by Jigsaw, please visit our World Autism Awareness pages on our main Jigsaw School site:  Click Here You can find out about Jigsaw’s “Light It, Wear It, Share It, Support It” events there and download our Autism Awareness Flyer as well as a Colouring Activity.

 

CONTACT: Fundraising via fundraising@jigsawtrust.co.uk

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