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By Tan Shih Jia, Janice , Class of 2016

World Autism Awareness Day falls on April 2. Every year since 2008, autism organizations around the globe has marked this day to celebrate and be involved in helping to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders.

This occasion was first celebrated in Singapore in 2011 through the initiative of students from Benjamin Sheares College, in collaboration with the different autism centers. Marked by resounding success, the event was held again the following year. This year, for the first time, we held it as World Autism Awareness Week (WAAW) which lasted from 2nd to 8th April! Working closely with our distinguished partners from Autism Association Singapore (AAS), Autism Resource Center, Singapore (ARC), Saint Andrew’s Autism Centre and Rainbow center, we celebrated this year by holding a roadshow at ION Orchard on the 5th April, followed by seminar series at Pathlight School the following day.