Church Musicians in worldwide event – Autism Sunday 2010

Church musicians are preparing to participate in services worldwide to commemorate Autism Sunday, the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, from India to the United States of America.

A London Service for Autism Sunday takes place on 14th February at 11.15 am at All Saint’s Church, Woodford Wells in the London Borough of Redbridge.

Church musicians are to respect the sensitivity of children and adults with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome – the London Service will take on a multi-sensory dimension. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Britain’s Prime Minister has sent his good wishes for an enjoyable and successful occasion.The British Opposition Leader David Cameron has also backed Autism Sunday. Mr. 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 60 million people with autism around the world. Many struggle without public services in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care. Musicians have joined a worldwide campaign to mark Autism Sunday by writing to world leaders urging them to do more for people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

For further information: http://autismsunday.blog.co.uk

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