Central Railway, in collaboration with parents' support group, Forum For Autism (FFA), will hold a series of awareness programmes to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday. Every year, people around the world light up their homes and businesses to raise awareness for autism.
For the 2016-2017 school year, more than 1,600 DE public school students had an educational classification of autism, compared to 152 in 1991. More than 44 resource partners will be on hand to provide information on available services, in addition to activities for children and entertainment for the whole family. Activities open to the public include a "Walk in Blue" walkathon that will take place on the Corniche and Villaggio Mall, organised by Ontario Centre for Special Education.
As the world celebrates the Ninth Annual World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April 2017, DLF Promenade Mall will be turning blue on the same day to - spread the awareness on autism -.
It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 62/139.
Egbert Schillings, CEO, WISH, said, "QF is committed to helping children with autism spectrum disorder and their families". World Autism Awareness Day, passed in council on 1 November 2007 and adopted on 18 December 2007. Building on our WISH 2016 policy report on autism, we continue to honor that commitment through projects and programs both in Qatar and overseas.