Ringing the bell for World Autism Awareness Day 2014 Paris
To mark the United Nations' World Autism Awareness Day, Evelyne Friedel vice-president of Autism Europe and André Masin, president of AFG Autism will close the trading day in the presence of adults with autism.
World Autism Awareness Day is declared by the United Nations as an annual day to draw attention to the urgent needs of people with autism around the world. Such awareness is essential due to the frequency of this disability. 1 in 150 people have autism. 5 million people in Europe. 500,000 in France. This year, awareness shall focus on the employment of adults with autism. Only 15% of them have a full time job. Notwithstanding their skills and talents. Attention to detail, enjoying repetitive tasks, lack of tolerance for errors, persistence and loyalty are precious skills to produce a high quality of work. These qualities are more and more appreciated by numerous companies. Even when adults with autism need support, they are well performing employees and are thus a profitable investment for companies. On April 2, the closing ceremony will take place in Paris with Evelyne Friedel, vice-president of Autism Europe and André Masin, president of the national organization AFG which is in France the largest service provided dedicated to people with autism.