Bell Ceremony in honor of World Autism Awareness Day
On Wednesday 2 April 2014 celebrated Euronext World Autism Awareness Day with a Global Bell Ringing in all its locations (New York, Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels).
For this special day, Minister for Health, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunity of the Wallonian Government, Eliane Tillieux, rang the Opening Bell at Euronext Brussels. Representatives of Autism-Europe, Vlaamse Vereniging Autisme, APEPA! and Association Nationale d’Aide aux Handicapés Mentaux were present as well on the podium of the Bell Ceremony. Actress Ann Ceurvels who supports this organisation was also a guest of honour.
This day is also marked by the 5th Light It Up Blue campaign, a global initiative where over 2000 iconic buildings and landmarks across the world, including the building of the Brussels Stock Exchange, are illuminated in blue to raise awareness for Autism.
To learn more about this day and its initiatives: www.autismeurope.org