World Autism Awareness Day 2 April 2017 Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination
The United Nations Secretary-General writes in his message for World Autism Awareness Day 2017:
"Let us all play a part in changing attitudes toward persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens ... When they enjoy equal opportunity for self-determination and autonomy, persons with autism will be empowered to make an even stronger positive impact on our shared future".
The Australian Autism Alliance, Australia’s largest national network in the autism community, brings together autistic people, their parents and carers, service providers and researchers. We are one strong national voice for the autism community that aims to create a shared future where the enormous potential of autistic Australians is realised.
On World Autism Awareness Day, we unite by highlighting the activities of our partners and noting that this week the Federal Parliament passed a motion supporting World Autism Awareness Day and urging all governments to do more to respond to the specific needs of autistic Australians. From the early years through to adulthood, supports and services are required to achieve potential.
Follow our partners' activities for World Autism Awareness Day by clicking the logos below ....