City sponsors march in support of International Autism Awareness Day

Mar 29, 2015 | 1 comment

You can color Wednesday blue as the city of Cuenca celebrates the International Day for Austism Awareness with a march for those with autism and other disabilities. Marchers will be decked out in blue, the international color of autism support.

Scene from the 2014 march for autism awareness.

Scene from the 2014 march for autism awareness.

Those wishing to participate in the march should gather at Parque San Blas on Simon Bolivar at 5 p.m. The march will proceed up Bolivar to Parque Calderon for a rally.

According to Cuenca Mayor Marcelo Cabrera, the march is also in support of all people with disabilities. “This is about understanding the importance of including those with disabilities in the mainstream of society,” he said. “Our intention is to bring more public attention to the rights of all people with disabilities, including those with autism,” he added.

Cabrera said that public buildings will be decorated with blue to honor the day. The march is titled, “Cuenca vive la inclusion,” or Cuenca lives inclusion.

Photo credit: El Mercurio