The Fondation Autisme Luxembourg (FAL) has announced its programme planned to mark World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday 2 April 2024.

Autism is a disability that affects nearly 6,600 people in Luxembourg. Various activities are on the agenda for the day.

Charity Concert

The FAL is organising a charity concert presenting The Serge Tonnar Trio, which will be held on Thursday 28 March 2024 at Abbaye de neumünster (neimënster), in the Robert Krieps room. Serge Tonnar, accompanied by two jazz virtuosos, are set to offer an evening to remember. Boris Schmidt, on double bass, and Michel Meis, on drums, will play in a melodic, subtle and full-of-surprises collaboration with Serge's repertoire to achieve a new, broader sound, leaning towards jazz. This will reveal a new facet of Serge Tonnar's work as composer-performer. The evening will begin at 20:00. Tickets are currently available on the website


From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March 2024, the Galerie Op der Kap in Capellen will host an exhibition of artists offering varied works ranging from painting to sculpture. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the works of art of the artists and to acquire them to support the FAL.

Bicycle outing

On Tuesday 2 April 2024, the FAL will organise a tandem bike outing adapted to its beneficiaries. This outing will take place on the cycle route between Walferdange and Mersch. Departure is set for 10:00 from the Prince Henri Stadium car park. This initiative will allow the residents from FAL accommodation centres to enjoy a day outdoors while raising public awareness about autism. FAL called for the wider community to join and cheer the participants on during this bicycle ride.

Light it Up Blue Event

The colour blue is often associated with autism awareness. It is commonly used as a symbol to promote understanding and acceptance of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during Autism Awareness Month, which is observed in April. The FAL will also organise its traditional Light it Up Blue action, also set to take place from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 April 2024. Blue will be in the spotlight during the week and as in past years, different buildings will be illuminated in blue. This gesture is aimed at providing better information on the realities of this developmental disorder. FAL also invited the wider Luxembourg community to dress in blue, take a group photo and share it on social networks with #ËMMERDO or #LIUB2024 or by adding @Fondationtismeluxembourg.

The FAL is a member of Autism Europe, which brings together more than 90 associations of parents and people with autism in 38 European countries.