April 2nd is the "World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)",
declared by the United Nations General Assembly resolution "62/139"
in 2007 as an Annual Day
to take measures to raise Awareness about people with Autism
throughout the world.
The 2017 WAAD observance is organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information and Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The 2017 United Nations Theme
"Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination"
The 2010 United Nations Secretary General Message:
It is very important to become aware of what Autism is.
On the eve of April 2016, AAA launched the largest Autism Awareness campaign in Lebanon by joining the International 'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign across Lebanon and lighting in blue several major ancient monuments, from the South to the North of Lebanon.
For the first time in Lebanon, The Citadels of Saida, Byblos & Tripoli and Our Lady of Lebanon Sanctuary, Harissa went blue by AAA, to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon, along with several Lebanese monuments: Safadi Cultural Center, Rashid Karame Int'l Fair, Chateau Rweiss and Jeita Country Club.