Israeli children celebrate Autism Day

Israeli children marked the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day today (April 2) with a colorful message.


Under the banner, ‘Every Child Can’, children from the scout movement together with autistic elementary school kids held an event to celebrate the differences and uniqueness of each autistic child.

Alut — The Israeli Society for Autistic Children hosted the event.

Israel is a leader in research in the field. The new global headquarters of ICare4autism, the world’s first global center for autism research and education, is scheduled to open in 2014 on the Mt. Scopus campus in Jerusalem.

“Millions of people are still suffering from autism,” Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Founder and President of ICare4Autism told ISRAEL21c. “And there are more people aware of autism today than 10 years ago, thanks to different education programs. We plan on integrating all the systems that work.”

Researchers from around the world are expected to come to Jerusalem this summer for the ICare4Autism International Autism Conference in August.