The Archbishop of York Dr. John Sentamu backs Autism Sunday 2011

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Autism Sunday received powerful backing from the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu. The Archbishop wrote to Ivan and Charika Corea, Co-Founders of Autism Sunday. Archbishop Sentamu said: 'I do pray that you will be encouraged by what you see God doing in and through your work. Autism is often a hidden or misunderstood condition.'

Autism Sunday is now celebrated across the world. There are 67 million people with autism across the globe and over 500,000 people with autism in the United Kingdom.

 

Message to the Founders of Autism Sunday from Sandy Howarth - Author of No Matter What - Autism

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Autism Sunday is an international day of prayer in recognition of the challenges facing families with autism and asperger’s syndrome. This day looks to offer support in bringing together our communities to stand together in support of one cause. I thank the founders of Autism Sunday Ivan and Charika Corea for their tireless efforts in making this day possible. Families with autism and asperger’s syndrome are desperately in need of support from services and I hope that our prayers on autism Sunday will be received around the world to offer hope and promise to all families affected by this most complex and least understood of mental conditions.

 

Education Minister Sarah Teather sends best wishes for Autism Sunday 2011

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Education Minister Sarah Teather sent her best wishes for Autism Sunday 2011. Autism Sunday was founded by British parents and carers Ivan and Charika Corea in 2002. A small acorn of an idea hatched in their front room has turned into a huge worldwide event celebrated in many countries.

 

Care Services Minister Paul Burstow sends best wishes for Autism Sunday 2011

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Care Services Minister Paul Burstow has sent his best wishes for Autism Sunday 2011. Autism Sunday falls on Sunday 13th February this year. Cathedrals, Churches and parents groups are marking Autism Sunday. Many are using Autism Sunday to lobby and campaign on the serious issues. Autism Sunday is now a major international event.

 

Ed Miliband, Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition sends best wishes to Autism Sunday 2011

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Ed Miliband, Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition has sent his best wishes for Autism Sunday 2011 which falls on 13th February. Autism Sunday was launched in 2002 by British parents and carers Ivan and Charika Corea. The inspiration behind the autism campaign is their teenage son,Charin. A small acorn of an idea hatched in their front room has become a huge worldwide event celebrated in many countries.

There are 67 million people with autism around the world and over 500,000 people with autism in the United Kingdom.

Jose Henriquez the Chilean Miner sends a special message for Autism Sunday 2011

Chilean Miner Jose Henriquez sends special message for Autism Sunday 2011

Jose Henriquez, the Chilean Miner has sent a special message to parents and carers of children and adults with autism to mark Autism Sunday 2011 which falls on Sunday 13th February. Jose Henriquez was one of the 33 miners trapped underground in the San José mine in Chile. Henriquez organised daily prayers deep down in the mine, in order to lift the spirits up of his fellow miners.

He is currently touring Great Britain sharing his experiences and has spoken at Durham Cathedral among other venues across Britain and Northern Ireland. Henriquez had to briefly halt his UK tour when he was asked by President Barack Obama to address the Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington, he has now resumed his tour. Jose Henriquez was informed of Autism Sunday by Ivan Corea, the Founder of the worldwide event - he was also presented with his first ever autism awareness ribbon.

Jose Henriquez is supporting Autism Sunday 2011 also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In his special message to mark Autism Sunday, Henriquez said: “‘All you parents with autistic children may feel at times that you are just like being down a mine.

“God gave me and my fellow miners a real hope and He wants to give that to you too.”

Campaigners are organising an Autism Sunday Twitter Storm and are requesting people all over the world to support the autism awareness initiative by tweeting and re-tweeting on Autism Sunday on 13th February.

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AUTISM SUNDAY 2011: PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SENDS HIS BEST WISHES

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Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron has sent his best wishes for Autism Sunday 2011 which falls on Sunday 13th February.

Autism Sunday,the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome was launched in 2002 by parents and carers Ivan and Charika Corea with a historic service at St. Paul's Cathedral.Autism Sunday is now a major worldwide event celebrated across the nations.

For further information on Autism Sunday -
www.autismsunday.co.uk

 

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER NICK CLEGG SENDS HIS GOOD WISHES FOR AUTISM SUNDAY 2011

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Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has sent his best wishes for Autism Sunday 2011. Cathedrals, churches and parents groups are marking Autism Sunday on 13th February.Recently Chilean Miner Jose Henriquez who was visiting the United Kingdom received an autism awareness ribbon to mark Autism Sunday now a massive international event celebrated in many countries. Autism Sunday was launched in 2002 by British parents and carers Ivan and Charika Corea.

For further information on Autism Sunday -

www.autismsunday.co.uk

(Photograph of Nick Clegg by Odder)

 

SHADOW CHANCELLOR HOPES AUTISM SUNDAY 2011 IS A HUGE SUCCESS

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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls has sent his best wishes for Autism Sunday 2011 - The International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome founded in 2002 by parents and carers Ivan and Charika Corea. Ed Balls has said he hopes Autism Sunday 2011 is a huge success.

For further information:
www.autismsunday.co.uk

AUTISM SUNDAY ON PRESS, RADIO AND TELEVISION IN CHILE

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Autism Ribbons presented to Chilean Miner Jose Henriquez and Sebastian Piñera’s Chaplain Alf Cooper

Jose Henriquez, the 24th miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine, received his first ever autism awareness ribbon on his current tour of the United Kingdom, to mark Autism Sunday 2011. An autism awareness ribbon was also presented to Reverend Alf Cooper, Chaplain to Chilean President Sebastian Piñera by Ivan Corea, Founder of Autism Sunday – The International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Jose Henriquez and Reverend Alf Cooper were addressing over 600 people at All Saint’s Church in Woodford Wells in Essex. Jose Henriquez talked about his experiences in the mine and his deep and abiding faith that God will rescue the 33 miners. He expected a miracle and received it.

Ivan Corea said: ‘I was deeply moved to hear Jose Henriquez. His story is a wonderful story of survival and it was truly inspirational – there are times when even we feel we are deep down in a mine, autism is a 24 hour job, but there is always hope .Jose Henriquez is a man of God. I was glad to have met Jose Henriquez and his charming wife and the charismatic Reverend Alf Cooperand present them with autism awareness ribbons to mark Autism Sunday 2011- which falls on 13th February this year. I hope that President Sebastian Piñera will release a message of support on Autism Sunday and celebrate the lives of all people with autism in Chile. These children and adults who are on the autism spectrum are very special, I thank God for my son Charin, he has inspired me to get up and campaign for autism.’

British parents and carers Ivan and Charika Corea launched Autism Sunday in 2002 with a historic service at St.Paul’s Cathedral in London. The inspiration behind the autism campaign is their teenage son Charin Corea who is on the autism spectrum. A small acorn of an idea hatched in their front room has turned into a massive international event celebrated in many countries. Ivan Corea has urged cathedrals and churches of all denominations in Chile to observe Autism Sunday on 13th February.

British Prime Minister David Cameron personally supports Autism Sunday. David Cameron said: ‘I would like to express my support for Autism Sunday. As many as one in a hundred people could be affected by some form of autism, and it is important that we recognise and raise awareness of the difficulties and challenges that they can face.’

There are over 67 million people with autism around the world. People all over the world are using Autism Sunday as a platform to lobby and campaign on the serious issues surrounding autism, a neuro-developmental disorder. Autism campaigners around the world are also organising an Autism Sunday Twitter Storm on 13th February and the organisers have asked people in Chile to tweet and retweet on Autism Sunday and celebrate the lives of all people with autism.

For further information on Autism Sunday see autismsunday.co.uk and autismsunday.blog.co.uk

 

CHILEAN MINER JOSE HENRIQUEZ AND CHAPLAIN TO PRESIDENT PINERA ALF COOPER PRESENTED WITH AUTISM AWARENESS RIBBONS TO MARK AUTISM SUNDAY 2011

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The Chilean Miner, Jose Henriquez was presented with his first ever Autism Awareness Ribbon by Ivan Corea of UKAF. Jose Henriquez was speaking at a packed event at All Saint's Church, Woodford Wells who are also observing Autism Sunday on 13th February 2011 at 11.15 a.m.

Ivan Corea said: 'Jose Henriquez is an amazing man of faith and it helped him to survive 69 days underground with 32 other miners. I was deeply moved to hear his story. He was telling us how the Chilean miners survived on a teaspoon of sardines and very little else. It is a wonderful story of survival.'

Ivan Corea spoke to Jose Henriquez about Autism Sunday and he was interested to see the autism ribbon. An autism awareness ribbon was also presented to Reverend Alf Cooper, Chaplain to His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile.

Jose Henriquez was the 24th Miner to be rescued - the 33 miners were trapped more than 600 meters underground for over two months after a rock collapse. To view the rescue of Jose Henriquez please access this film on youtube:

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JOIN THE AUTISM SUNDAY TWITTER STORM ON SUNDAY 13THE FEBRUARY 2011

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Some people are organising an Autism Sunday Twitter Storm on Sunday 13th February this year. Please tweet and retweet about Autism Sunday - it is an opportunity to highlight the serious issues surrounding Autism Sunday and also celebrate the lives of all people with autism.

AUTISM SUNDAY TWITTER STORM - please spread the word.....
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UPLOAD YOUR VIDEOS/FILMS ON YOUTUBE TO MARK AUTISM SUNDAY 2011

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It's Autism Sunday on 13th February 2011 and campaigners have been urged to upload their Autism Sunday videos on You Tube to mark the event.

Autism Sunday is celebrated across the world.

For further information:
www.autismsunday.co.uk

 

 

 

Prime Minister David Cameron personally supports Autism Sunday - The International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

 

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'I would like to express my support for Autism Sunday. As many as one in a hundred people could be affected by some form of autism, and it is important that we recognise and raise awareness of the difficulties and challenges that they can face.'

Autism Sunday 2011 takes place on the second Sunday in February this year - on Sunday 13th February. Please spread the word in every nation.Please use Autism Sunday as a platform to lobby and campaign on the issues concerned with autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

Autism Sunday - The International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome was founded by British parents and carers Ivan and Charika Corea who have a 15 year old son with autism - Charin Corea.

 

AUTISM SUNDAY 2010 APPEAL ON BEHALF OF POOR FAMILIES WITH AUTISM IN THE UK AND TO RE-BUILD THE AUTISM CLINIC IN HAITI

The Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Foreign Secretary David Miliband and DFID Secretary Douglas Alexander were urged by Ivan Corea of the UK Autism Foundation to help re-build the Autism Clinic in Haiti.

The call for help was made on Autism Sunday. The disability community in Haiti has been badly affected by the recent earthquake. The Autism Clinic was destroyed, leaving many children and adults with autism without any support.

UKAF also called on Her Majesty's Government to support families with autism and Asperger's Syndrome who are below the poverty line in the UK. The recession in Britain has plunged many more people into poverty. According to UK charities over a million children living in poverty are affected by disability.

There are families with autism and indeed adults with autism and Asperger's Syndrome in the UK who are struggling to cope and the Government needs to reach out and help those who are below the poverty line. There are those in the UK who are even facing re-possessions of their homes. UKAF has appealed to all three political leaders, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg to help and support the vulnerable and announce their policies for autism during the General Election.

Reverend Paul Harcourt, Vicar of All Saint's Church Woodford Wells, hosted the London Service for Autism Sunday - on 14th February this year.During the service, Reverend Harcourt (who has a son with autism), interviewed autism campaigner Ivan Corea, who, together with his wife Charika, co-founded Autism Sunday. It is now a major disability event in the calendar, observed around the world.

Ivan and Charika Corea are parents and carers of a teenager with autism. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Opposition Leader David Cameron had sent their best wishes for Autism Sunday 2010.

The UK Autism Foundation has urged the Government to help the poor in the UK and in Haiti. UKAF has been in touch with Gordon Brown, David Miliband and Douglas Alexander appealing to them to use a fraction of Britain's £18 million aid package to Haiti to re-build the Autism Clinic. Speaking at the London Service for Autism Sunday, Ivan Corea said he was deeply affected by the television coverage of disabled people in Haiti lying on the road, starving and dying - with no offers of help.

Hundreds of people attended the Autism Sunday service, they were joined by Treasury Minister Stephen Timms MP and a member of the Select Committe for Health, the influential autism campaigner in the House of Commons, Lee Scott MP.

Lee Scott has tabled early day motion 830 in the House of Commons, supporting Autism Sunday 2010. EDM 830 is being signed by parliamentarians of all parties. Lee Scott MP has also called for more support for parents, carers, children and adults with autism and Asperger's Syndrome.



LEE SCOTT TABLES EARLY DAY MOTION ON AUTISM SUNDAY 2010

Lee Scott MP has tabled an early day motion to mark Autism Sunday 2010 - The International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

The early day motion states:

That this House welcomes the news that many more Cathedrals, churches and religious organisations of all faiths are marking Autism Sunday 2010 - the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome on Sunday 14th February 2010; notes that Autism Sunday was founded in 2002 Autism Awareness Year by British autism campaigners Ivan and Charika Corea who are parents and carers of a 14 year old teenager with autism Charin Corea; further notes that they initiated the Autism Awareness Campaign UK in 2000 and a new autism charity for a new generation the UK Autism Foundation in 2008 and are campaigning and lobbying hard on behalf of poor families and people with autism and Asperger's Syndrome; further notes that Autism Sunday started as a small acorn of an idea in their front room and has turned into a massive worldwide event, the first major disability event in the calendar; supports the call of autism campaigners for world leaders including the Prime Minister Gordon Brown to speak out on Autism Sunday and provide better public services in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care and help and support poor families and people with autism and Asperger's Syndrome during the recession.

Lee Scott who has campaigned on autism and Asperger's Syndrome in the House of Commons said he was delighted to support Autism Sunday 2010 now a major worldwide event. Lee Scott will also be joining other parliamentarians at the London Service for Autism Sunday at All Saint's Church, Woodford Wells in the London Borough of Redbridge on Sunday 14th February 2010.

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