February 01, 2021

World Autism Awarness Day is also one of only four official health-specific United Nations Days. The day itself brings individual autism organizations together all around the world to aid in things like research, diagnoses, treatment, and overall awareness for those with the disorder.

World Autism Day April 2nd is a day for Jordan to recognize individuals livings with Autism both locally and worldwide.  The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is recognized in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region as a leader of Autism educational support centers and assistance led by Autism Mena. 

Previously, on World Autism Day April 2nd, the New Wonder of the World-Petra, an iconic monument and symbol for Jordan was lit in blue on World Autism Awareness Day.  This year and the years to come Jordan will not light up the Petra monument and other Historical and Culture Sites as to follow suit with the mission of the Petra National Trust (PNT), a Jordanian nongovernmental organization whose function is to promote the preservation, protection, and conservation of the UNESCO World Heritage site and Petra is that site.    

Autism Mena, a nonprofit organization and Destination Jordan, a platform that supports Jordan's sites, sounds, people and places recognize that preserving Jordan's important site, an UNESCO World Heritage site takes precedence over the symbolic Petra Blue Light and other historical sites.