Programme for the evening:
2. Recommendations for a European strategy on autism (Aurélie Baranger, Director of Autisme Europe)
3. Collaboration project between the FAL and UNI.lu elaborating a National Autism Plan (Dr Andréia Pinto Costa, Research Associate University of Luxembourg)
4. Testimony and positive experience of inclusive education of a young autistic person (Jessica Thill, preschool teacher in Rumelange)
During the evening, at the initiative of Autism Europe, an exhibition of André Weisgerber photos will take place: this exhibition will soon be shown at the European Parliament in Brussels.
To register, tel: 269111-1 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism is a very complex, yet common, disorder that affects the brain. According to these figures, 1 out of 100 people in Luxembourg are diagnosed with it, meaning there would be 5,900 people with autism living here.
Buildings lit up in blue, why?
“Light It Up Blue” is an American initiative of Autism Speaks. Autism organisations around the world are asking to illuminate symbolic monuments and landmarks in blue. And so, every year, the Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera House participate in the event.
This year's campaign “Light It Up Blue” will take place from Friday 30 March to Tuesday 3 April 2018. Some buildings will be illuminated during the whole month of April throughout the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Other measures to promote awareness, like fundraising or various actions are well appreciated. Donations can be send to BLUXLULL LU76 0080 3041 1520 2003 - mention "Light It Up Blue". This bank account is shared between FAL, Autisme Luxembourg Asbl and APPAAL.