Autistic Pride Day 2011 in Israel
Autistic Pride Day takes place every year, on the 18th of June.
On this day, which had been founded by an international group of autistic self-advocates, the positive aspects of living on the autism spectrum are being celebrated.
The first Autistic Pride Day took place in 2005 and it has been celebrated every year since then by the autistic communities around the world.
In Israel, Autistic Pride Day will be celebrated this year in an open picnic on Saturday, 18th of June, from 10 am until 5 pm, in "Friends Park" in Raanana. The place is an accessible playground. It has a few shaded areas (including the play facilities and a wide labyrinth). It also has drinking water taps and toilets.
Among the planned activities for this year are:
Exhibitions of artworks by autistics from the Autistic Community of Israel.
Exhibitions of articles and poems by autistics from the Autistic Community of Israel.
Exhibitions of articles by autistics from the international autistic community.
Exhibitions of books by autistics from the international autistic community.
Discussions about the representations of the autism spectrum within the popular media in Israel.
Normally, admission to "Friends Park" in Raanana is 10 shekels per person.
Free admission will be given to all Autistic Pride Day 2011's participants.
(in order to get in for free, tell the guard you have come for Autistic Pride Day).
Autistic Pride Day 2011 in Israel's Facebook page is here:
Whoever plans to attend the event is invited to confirm their participation on that page.
Autistic Pride Day 2011 in Israel is produced by ACI - The Autistic Community of Israel.
The event is open to the general public.
Friends Park is a part of Raanana West Park (although it is a fenced area within the park). Arrival is from Jerusalem-Ahuza junction. Turn west and enter the second parking lot, by Café Kaze. Friends Park's entrance gate is by the parking lot.