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EXPOSURE OF THE MINDS or what the drawings of people with autism and those of typical people say

EXPOSURE OF THE MINDS or what the drawings of people with autism and those of typical people say

Between April 20 and 29, 2012, in the attic of the Bastilia Library in the Capital, Bucharest people can delight with the stories "told" by dozens of drawings, from the most naive to the most complex. "Mind Exhibition", inaugurated last Friday by the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation, brings together drawings of children and young people with autism, along with drawings of typical people, made within the campaign "Show me what goes through your mind!".

From May 1 to May 15, the exhibition will move to the fence of the Museum of the Municipality of Bucharest (Sutu Palace), where 100 drawings from those made on the campaign website www.cetitreceprinminte.ro will be exhibited. Why 100? Because 1 in 100 children is diagnosed with autism, according to international statistics (2009 - Center for Disease Prevention and Control in Atlanta, USA).

The exhibition marks the crowning of an exciting viral campaign that the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation started a month ago, with the desire to familiarize the public everywhere, especially young people, with minimal information about autism.

The public was initially invited to draw "everything that comes to mind" on the website www.cetitreceprinminte.ro. Both the initiators of the campaign and its purpose were not disclosed from the beginning, nor the fact that on the same site, in parallel with the curious and eager young people to show "everything that goes through their minds", they also drew children and people with autism.

Less than a week after the launch of the campaign, the site's gallery has over 1,000 drawings that the authors had let them speak for themselves.

And on April 2, on the International Autism Awareness Day, both those who drew, as well as other visitors, found that drawings in the gallery include drawings made by people with autism.

65 of the over 1,000 were selected for the exhibition from the Bastilia Library, and starting May 1st, 100 drawings will be exhibited on the fence of the Sutu Palace, on the University Square.

"Through the campaign Show me what goes through your mind !, through this cartoon game, we wanted to show that we are often blinded by prejudices and myths related to people. otherwise than we and we have no patience to notice that, like us, they also have needs, thoughts, emotions, which sometimes it is harder to express in the way we do. But once we find common means of expression (like drawing, but just as well music or dance) we find that the differences between us are not as great as we would be tempted to believe, "said Adelaide Katerine Tarpan, Project Manager" And they must have a chance! ".

We invite you to visit the expoAuntie until Sunday, April 29, in the attic of the Bastilia Library in the Roman Square, no. 5 and between May 1 and 15, on the fence of the Museum of the Municipality of Bucharest (Sutu Palace), from the University Square. Look for the drawings of special authors and you may be surprised to find that when we find a common means of communication, we find that our thoughts are more similar than we think.

The exhibitions are part of the awareness campaign "Give me a chance!", Carried out within the project "And they must have a chance! " started on October 1, 2010. The project has a duration of 3 years and aims to increase the chances of social integration and subsequently of access to the labor market, of children and young people affected by autism, through early diagnosis and facilitating access to services and recovery and assistance programs. specialized.

The project is implemented by the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Protection - the General Directorate of Child Protection and the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies in Romania and benefits from co-financing from the European Social Fund, through the Sectorial Operational Program Human Resources Development 2007 - 2013, "Invest in people!"

For all the details we invite you to visit www.autism.raa.ro.

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