Autism Awareness Campaign UK backs the London 2012 Olympic Bid

Published: Mon Feb 28 2005

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid is causing a great deal of excitement, the bid has gathered momentum after the visit of officials from the International Olympic Committee. Support for the Paralympics has come from disability organisations in the United Kingdom.

'We are firm backers of the London 2012 bid, we urge Britain's 520,000 autistic community and over a million parents and carers to support the bid,' said Ivan Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK.

'We feel this is an ideal opportunity for Britain's disability community to be in the forefront of the Paralympics.The games would be good for all people with disabilities including adults and children with autism,' said Ivan Corea. He added, 'We have a son with autism and we would love to take him to the Olympic and Paralympics games in London.'

A delegation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently visited London to assess the sites and view London 2012's plans.

The Autism Awareness Campaign UK have been actively involved in promoting the London 2012 bid.

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