Blue “Forget-me-not” flower to raise awareness for the needs of people with autism

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Blue ``Forget-me-not`` flower to raise awareness for the needs of people with autism
Activists meeting with the Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.

Activists meeting with the Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.

World Autism Awareness Day was yesterday, and on that occasion, our member Fundatia Pentru Voi, together with other organisations in Romania, organised an action called “The Blue Flower”: People with autism gave policy makers the equivalent of their daily income in form of a blue “Forget-me-not” flower, with the demand of increasing the allowance for adults with disability.

The "Forget-me-not" flower is handed over by Mircea-Valer Pauca, a person with High-functioning autism

The “Forget-me-not” flower is handed over by Mircea-Valer Pauca, a person with High-functioning autism

Currently, the disability allowance for adults with a severe disability is 340 lei per month (75 Euro), which means an income of 11 lei per day (2,44 Euro), totally insufficient for a living even subsistence.

In the context of the campaign, NGOs involved in the Bucharest Blue Flower campaign received Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu. Mircea-Valer Pauca, a聽person with High-functioning autism, also gave a flower to him.

Actions also took place in the Romanian cities of Timisoara, Iasi and聽Dorohoi.

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

Being visible and vocal on issues directly affecting millions of people requires your support.聽

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