World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), celebrated on April 2 annually, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities increase and develop world knowledge of the autism crisis and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe. Autism is one of only three health issues to be recognized by the United Nations with its own day.
Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.
This year we ask you to please support our friends at Hidden Wings.
After high school, young adults with autism and learning differences face a lonely and bewildering world, a world which sees deficits but not gifts, burdens but not benefits.
See how Hidden Wings uses Rhythm and Drumming to unfurl the gifts of young adults on the autistic spectrum! According to Hidden Wings Founder, Jim Billington, "Shakers, didgeridoos, drama, and all in the groove of the drumming – that is the pathway of freedom to express themselves."
Hidden Wings is a path-breaking model of transforming lives, and giving hope, to those whom society would leave behind. Without government assistance, Hidden Wings turns to you to help make dreams happen.
Make your secure donation today by clicking Donate.
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You can also share your events, photos and Autism Kindness Acts (#AKA) go to Autismspeaks.org/LIUB or click on the links on this page. And if you're on Twitter, use #LIUB to share your experience helping light the world up blue this April.