Autism Sunday and Autism Twitter Storm on February 13th
The International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome aka
"Autism Sunday," will be observed this
Sunday, February 13, 2011. The annual event, which was originally started in 2002 by
residents Ivan and Charika Corea, has since grown into a worldwide phenomena and is observed on the second Sunday in February. Churches of all denominations around the world have
been asked to pray for the autism community and others affected by the disorder.
Additionally, autism advocates have called others to participate in an
"Autism Sunday Twitter Storm," which will be held on the same day.
Everyone with a Twitter account has been asked to tweet as much as possible
about autism, using the hash tags #Autism and #AutismSunday.
If your church does not have plans to participate in Autism Sunday, we encourage
you to send an email or make a phone call asking them to mention Sunday’s event
during service or directly participate in it. Additionally, a note in your
church’s weekly newsletter or bulletin would also help a great deal in raising
awareness about this important event.
Meaningful, heartfelt prayer is a powerful way to establish intimacy with
God. More importantly, corporate prayer (collective prayers from a group) can go
a long way in making an impact in other people’s lives.
Please spread the word about this Sunday and help make an eternal difference for those with
autism, which is estimated to directly affect 67 million people around the