World Autism Awareness Day Observed On 2nd April Every Year
World Autism Awareness Day, on April 2, marks the 15th annual World Autism Awareness Day this year. The day recognizes and spreads awareness for the rights of people with autism. It celebrates the resilience of those affected by the disorder and supports causes that promote awareness of it. It aims to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, fostering worldwide support as well as create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder characterized by behavioral and communicational affections that impact a person’s ability to navigate social interactions and also causes repetitive and restricted behavior. With the continuous investigation and research on autism, World Autism Awareness Day was set to April 2 of each year by the “United Nations General Assembly” on “Resolution 62/139” and adopted on December 18 of 2007, to encourage member states to take action in raising awareness about people with autism spectrum disorder and support the research finding new ways to improve wellness and inclusion.
Together we can make a meaningful, lasting impact for people with autism. Whether you have autism, love someone who does, or are looking to support a diverse, accepting and kind community, let’s pledge to help create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential. There is no better way to celebrate this day than by becoming aware of the characteristics of people with this condition and how all of us can do better to increase our own understanding and promote kindness.
Everyone is encouraged to participate. Whether you have autism, love someone who does, or are looking to support a diverse, accepting and kind community – you’re invited to take the pledge to help create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.
World Autism Awareness Day Theme 2022
This year, the theme of World Autism Awareness Day is ‘Inclusion in the Workplace’, which will feature a controlled roundtable discussion with individuals on the autism spectrum who have personally undergone the difficulties and witnessed these new probabilities in the workplace.
World Autism Awareness Day: History
Over the years, the United Nations has celebrated diversity and facilitated the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, including learning differences and developmental disabilities. Similarly, earlier in 2008, April 2 was announced as World Autism Awareness Day by The United Nations General Assembly.