Monday, March 31, 2008

April 2nd is WORLD Autism Awareness Day

On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139 which declares April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity. The UN resolution is one of only three official 'disease-specific' United Nations Days and will bring the world's attention to autism, a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millions. The WAAD resolution encourages all Member States to take measures to raise awareness about autism throughout society and to encourage early diagnosis and intervention. It further expresses concern at the prevalence and high rate of autism in children in all regions of the world and the consequent developmental challenges.

Let's use this day not only to promote autism awareness, but to celebrate our children and their special talents.
We love you Matthew! :)


Casdok said...

Well said! :)

GFCF Mommy said...

I agree with Casdok, well said!