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World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated every year on April 2. Check out the reason why its celebrated with theme and significance.
By India Today Information Desk: Every year on April 2, there is a celebration of World Autism Awareness Day to increase knowledge about the disorder and encourage acceptance, comprehension, and integration of those who experience it. It is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects a person’s capacity for social contact and communication.
According to the World Health Organization, there are 160 infants in the world who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and boys are more likely than girls to have this condition
The quality of life for those with autism and their families can be enhanced by early detection and intervention. On Sunday, April 2, the UN will hold a global virtual event to commemorate the occasion.
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2023: HISTORY
The United Nations General Assembly marked World Autism Awareness Day for the first time on April 2, 2008. The purpose of the day was to increase understanding of autism, enhance the quality of life for those who have it, and promote early detection and assistance.
Since then, both governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as people worldwide, have honoured the day annually.
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2023: THEME
The topic for this year’s World Autism Awareness Day is ‘Transformation: Toward a Neuro-Inclusive World for All’. The emphasis will be on the contributions made by autistic individuals in the workplace, at home, in the arts, and in influencing public policy.
Additionally, it will shed light on how to carry on the narrative shift regarding neurodiversity in order to remove barriers, improve the lives of autistic people everywhere, and achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2023: SIGNIFICANCE
A neurodevelopmental condition called autism impairs the brain’s regular ability to process information. It is prevalent throughout the world and affects individuals of all ages, races, and genders.
The purpose of World Autism Awareness Day is to improve public knowledge of autism and lessen the stigma and prejudice against autistic people.