Accepting the infinite – Autism awareness event

Το σύμβολο του αυτισμού είναι το μαθηματικό σύμβολο του απείρου που μοιάζει με ένα οριζόντιο οχτάρι και μέσα στις γραμμές του ζωντανεύουν πολλά χρώματα εντείνοντας την έννοια του άπειρου, άνευ ορίων και ατελείωτου του μαθηματικού συμβόλου.

Continuing its disability awareness events, liminal returns on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, with an open workshop at the SNFCC on issues related to autism spectrum disorders.

liminal in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and TheHappyAct, organizes an event to increase public awareness about autism and neurodiversity, the barriers and exclusions experienced by people on the autism spectrum, as well as the ways of inclusion of autistic people in society.

 

Σε έναν φωτεινό εσωτερικό χώρο, άτομα είναι καθισμένα σε καρέκλες σε κύκλο. Φαίνονται να παρακολουθούν μία ξανθιά κοπέλα με γυαλιά που κάθεται απεναντί τους και έχει πλάτη σε μας.

 

Speakers

  • Melani Zachariadis, a student, introduces visitors to the world of autism through the prism of her lived experience.
  • Maria Karakasidou, co-founder of TheHappyAct and Accessibility Consultant shares her expertise around customized tours for people on the autism spectrum.
  • Christos Karakasidis, founder of TheHappyAct and Managing Director, talks about sensory accessibility, i.e. under which conditions people on the autism spectrum can enjoy everyday life, entertainment and culture without hindrance.

 

About autism

World Autism Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd of April, by decision of the UN General Assembly, to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, currently 1 in 100 children are on the autism spectrum.

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder part of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) group. The term “spectrum” refers to the range and complexity of expressions, challenges and potentials, different for each individual. Like all of us, each person on the autism spectrum is unique. With this in mind, the symbol adopted by relevant organisations around the world is the symbol of infinity, symbolising diversity and variation.

 

Useful information

What: Accepting the infinite – Autism awareness event
When: Tuesday 02/04, 17:00
Duration: 90′
Where: Maker Space
Free admission

The event will be accompanied by simultaneous interpretation in GSL.

 

For your convenience, you can register by sending an email with the title “World Autism Day” to info@snfcc.org or by phone at 216 8091000.

All areas of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre are accessible to people with disabilities.


 

The action is made possible thanks to the donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Το logo του Ιδύματος Σταύρος Νιάρχος με τα αρχικά ΙΣΝ και SNF σε μπλε και γαλάζιο πλαίσιο.

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