World Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. This is a celebration of life and to everyone working hard to understand autism just to give people suffering the condition a better life. 1 out of 100 people have autism, so here’s all you need to know about it and about this important day.

Although autism signs vary from person to person, the condition is recognized as experiencing social interaction challenges, and difficulty in speech and nonverbal communication. The term was first coined in Germany in 1911, and today one out of one hundred people suffer the condition.

April 2nd is the World Autism Awareness Day, as the United Nations approved it unanimously to improve the quality of life of people with autism and their families.

A vital part of Autism Awareness Day is celebrating the rights of people with autism, specifically the right to self-determination, independence and autonomy, and the right to receive education and employment opportunities. Governments should be deeply involved to ensure these human rights are protected and enforced. Still, we can all play a part: first, recognizing today there are no equal opportunities for people with autism, and second, to raise awareness about the issue. That’s what the World Autism Awareness Day is about.

The United Nations’ International Days’ Program has proven to be a powerful advocacy tool and offers everyone involved in social, health and political issues an opportunity to organize activities and events on the same day — that’s how awareness is achieved and ultimately, we’ll see change.

It comes without saying information about World Autism Awareness Day is available on all UN websites. There’s an up-to-date calendar of online activities and events near you. Only throw awareness will we make the necessary changes for a safer and more prosperous global community.

History of World Autism Awareness Day

The World Autism Awareness Day was presented to the UN council on December 18, 2007, in the A/RES/62/139 act. It’s backed by Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that promotes productive employment and decent work for all. This is part of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The UN recognizes the prevalence of the high rate of autism in children all around the world and that it’s a lifelong challenge for those with the condition and everyone around them. Governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector must work together to ensure a meaningful life for people with autism by protecting their Universal Human Rights.

Raising Awareness is the first step into recognizing the work needed to be done by all to change this prevailing situation.

How to Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

Celebrate Autism Awareness Day by educating yourself on the topic. Read about autism, learn something new and share it with others. Raising awareness starts with yourself!

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