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World Autism Awareness Day 2017

Apr 2, 2017 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, 31 March 2017 – Sofia Lachapelle along with Hundreds of guests  participated on the 2017 World Autism Awareness Day today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement today (31 March), calling for a change of attitude towards persons with autism “and in recognizing their rights as citizens.” The statement read at a special event at UN Headquarters in NY by Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Cristina Gallach, said that “like everyone else” people in the autism spectrum [Read More]

World Autism Awareness Day at the UN

Apr 2, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  United Nations, New York, USA, April 01 2016 – Book Signing by Steve Silberman, author of “Neuro Tribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity” today at the UN Headquarters in New York. By Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, April 2 2016 – People on the autism spectrum are often stigmatized and face great challenges in their daily lives. April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). The UN celebrates the eighth WAAD with a high-level event and various panel discussions.   “We’re moving from viewing people on the autism spectrum as failed versions of normal to [Read More]

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