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World Autism Awareness Day
2 April

2016 Observance

“Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity”

Friday, 1 April 2016, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber

The 2016 observance of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) will look ahead to 2030 and reflect on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for improving the lives of people with autism, through a series of brief segments - compact panels and moderated discussions – centered around key SDGs.

The event is organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information and Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan and Poland.

See webcast of the event or click on each speaker below to see a clip of their presentation.

10:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening

10:30 a.m.       Substantive Programme Begins

10:35 a.m.       Inclusive Education (Goal 4)

10:55 a.m.       Bridging the Inequality Gap (Goal 10)

11:15 a.m.       Video: Benjamin’s Story

11:25 a.m.       The Autism Advantage: Follow-up to Secretary-General’s 2015 Call to Action (Goal 8)

11:45 a.m.       Accessible Communities (Goal 11)

12:05 p.m.       Partnerships for Change (Goal 17)

12:25 p.m.       Closing Remarks

 “Addressing Autism: Strategies for the Global Community in Relation to the Sustainable Development Goals”

High Level Special Event on World Autism Awareness Day Co-hosted by Mission of Bangladesh and Mission of Qatar and Autism Speaks Co-sponsored by Mission of India, Republic of Korea and The USA

Date: April 1st, 2016,Time: 3pm to 6pm
Location: Trusteeship Council Chamber - United Nation


3:00- 3:45p.m.       Welcome and Opening

3:45- 4:00p.m.       PANEL DISCUSSION:Addressing Autism Strategies for the Global Community in Relation to the Sustainable Development Goals

4:00 – 5:00 p.m



Closing Remarks

5:45 – 6:00 p.m.


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