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Petition to respect the rights of people with autism

Petition to respect the rights of people with autism

"People with autism need to get out of the 'Gray Zone' where I live today!"

Petition to respect the rights of people with autism

Non-governmental organizations that on April 2, 2012, on the International Day of Autism Awareness, unanimously carry the message of people with autism spectrum disorders, launched, on March 29, 2012, a public petition asking the Romanian State to recognize and respect the provisions of the Convention UN on the rights of persons with disabilities. From the date of the petition's launch until today, 585 signatures have been collected.

The petition can be read and signed online at: Petition for the respect of the rights of people with autism and will be distributed today, April 2, within the events that the organizations in Bucharest that fight for the cause of autism organize in the capital:

  • 10.00 - 18.00 - "ZONA GRI" event, in the Unirii Square park;
  • 11.00 - 11.30 hours, puzzle-fund formation (with information about autism), in Colta Park in the University Square;
  • 11.30 - 12.30, march of solidarity with people with autism, to the Unirii Square;
  • 12.30 - 13.00, launch of blue balloons, from Unirii Square.

At present, in Romania, the gaps and ambiguity of the legislation in force, in all areas (health, work, education) affect or affect the development, growth and social integration of children, young people and adults with autism, condemned to live in a "gray area" in which they have the "right" only to be ignored and marginalized and where they are often denied education in mainstream schools, are treated with reserve in hospitals and their chances of recovery are limited, due to insufficient infrastructure. assistance and intervention.

Moreover, the event "Gray Zone", held today in the Union Park, wants to simulate, for the inhabitants of the capital, the world and the rules after which the lives of people with autism, as condemned to work both the current legislation and the Romanian society.

"The gray area" is an event held by the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation within the national awareness campaign "Give me a chance!", Carried out through the strategic project "And they must have a chance! - support program for social and professional integration of people with autism spectrum disorders ". The project was started on October 1, 2010, has a duration of 3 years, is implemented by the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Protection - General Directorate of Child Protection and the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies in Romania and co-financed from European Social Fund, through the Sectoral Operational Program Human Resources Development 2007 - 2013 - "Invest in people!".

On the occasion of the International Autism Awareness Day, Petition signatories, organizers of today's events in the capital, launch to the decision makers (notably the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education) a call for meetings and consultations on the rights of persons with TSA from Romania.

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