Blue “Forget-me-not” flower to raise awareness for the needs of people with autism
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.
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 person with High-functioning autism, also gave a flower to him.
Actions also took place in the Romanian cities of Timisoara, Iasi and Dorohoi.