Autism Sunday – 8th February 2009

Autism Sunday

Autism Sunday is also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.   Autism Sunday was launched by Ivan and Charika Corea in 2002 with a historic service at St.Paul’s Cathedral in London.

It will takes place on Sunday 8th February 2009. Cathedrals, Churches and religious organisations will remember over 60 million people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome around the world and over 500,000 people with autism in the UK in prayer.

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has written to the Co-Founders of Autism Sunday, British campaigners Ivan and Charika Corea invoking God’s blessings, strength and peace on the Autism Community. He
has also stated that he appreciates the concerns over autism.

Ministers, parliamentarians and dignitaries are to attend a Service for Autism to mark Autism Sunday at one of the largest churches on the east side of London at All Saint’s Church, Inman’s Row, Woodford Wells.

Ivan Corea, co-Founder of Autism Sunday said: ‘We are delighted that His Holiness the Pope will be remembering parents, carers, children and adults with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in his prayers on Autism Sunday. We are urging World Leaders including President Barack Obama to speak up for Autism on Autism Sunday.’

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  1. Anonymous

    To celebrate Autism Sunday, there is the “Mad Hatter” autism video put out by Elyse Bruce at

    People interested in learning more about autism and Christianity may listen to the free podcast by Midnight In Chicago at entitled “Why is there autism? A Christian perspective.”

    Midnight In Chicago also puts out other free informative podcasts on autism at They have been downloaded over 3,500 times.

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