Sunday, February 09, 2020
Autism Sunday is observed on February 09, 2020 and takes place annually on the second Sunday of February. Autism Sunday is also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Aspersers syndrome. It was invented by Ivan and Charika Corea, founders of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK. It is their aim to reach as many religious groups to persuade them to pray and to hold services for their autistic fellow men.
In 2002, the first of such services took place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Autism Sunday is recognized by church members all over the world and celebrated by numerous bishops. Even the pope, Benedict XVI back then, promised to pray. Many people wear the autism awareness ribbon on Autism Sunday and pray.
Churches of all denominations around the world now honor the millions of people with autism on Autism Sunday, the International Day of Prayer for autism spectrum disorders. Organizers estimate there are 60 million people with autism around the world. Campaigners have said that many suffer without proper public services in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care in several parts of the world, particularly in Africa and Asia.
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