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Autism Sunday

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February 10, 2010
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A london MP has helped raise awareness of autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by tabling a special Early Day Motion in the House of Commons. Lee Scott, member for Ilford North, tabled a motion backing Autism Sunday 2010 – an annual ‘day of prayer’ organised to highlight the impact of the conditions on thousands of lives. Mr Scott has helped lead calls for better provision for children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome, alongside the Redbridge-based founders of Autism Sunday i think there should be more MP’s like him – Ivan Corea and Charika Corea. The early day motion reads: “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. Mr Scott went on to ask the House to note that the event was founded in 2002 by Mr and Mrs Corea who are parents and carers of 14-year-old Charin who has autism and that the couple “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. “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. “(I ask the house to) support the call of autism campaigners for world leaders 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.” Mr Scott will join other MPs at the London Service for Autism Sunday at All Saint’s Church, Woodford Wells, on Sunday 14th February 2010.

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