Scouting and Autism: Not Just Raising Awareness
Today, 2 April, is the United Nations's World Autism Awareness Day. It is not just about sharing what autism is. Rather, it is a call to action to make sure that people with autism are fully integrated into all areas of society. Including Scouting.
Tell us how your association is catering for this group of children and young people!
Find some suggestions in the Guidelines on Scouting for People with Disabilities, a booklet published by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 2008.
And to give you some additional ideas, here is what some National Scout Organisations (NSOs) are proposing:
The Scout Association
Message by H. E. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations n the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day 2015