Apr 02

World Autism Awareness Day, 2012

As a mother with two (2) children diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrom, I feel very strongly about Autism Awareness Day and month. Please check out the great sites and see both the UN and Presidents resolutions.

The fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2012. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? To share your events, please “Like” the World Autism Awareness Day page on Facebook and submit your events by posting the information on the wall.  On April 2 every year, please
join the global autism community by celebrating World Autism Awareness Day, which was declared in perpetuity by the United Nations in 2007.

Thank you for celebrating the wonderful people in our lives affected by autism on April 2 and throughout April which was Autism Awareness Month.

HHS.gov     Autism Speaks     Presidential Proclamation

 

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

Presidential Proclamation — World Autism Awareness Day, 2012

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, 2012
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect young people and adults of every background, and millions of American families know the weight of their impact. On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize ASDs as a growing public health issue and recommit to supporting those living with an ASD and their loved ones.

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2, 2012, as World Autism Awareness Day. I encourage all Americans to learn more about autism and what they can do to support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

BARACK OBAMA

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    • Maria D on April 2nd, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you for highlighting this today. My nephew has Autism and it’s been tough for all of us to deal with it.

    1. It can be hard but they are such special children…

      Autism

  1. taught a child with Asperger’s so I have a small idea of what you are dealing with. This is an important issue and needs to be addressed.

    1. Aspergers is often hard because of children like mine.
      my 15 yo is in college-high school and gets As and Bs
      my 13 yo is in virtual school, in 10th grade, and reads at a post high school level – this one also has anger management and gtes overwhelmed in large groups.

      Thankfully both have great teachers 🙂 Thank you for being one of those Daryl!

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