World Autism Awareness Day 2023

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World Autism Awareness Day 2023

World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on 2 April to raise awareness about autism disorder.

An overview of the news

  • The purpose of this day is to make people aware of autism and to support those who are struggling with this disorder.

  • According to the United Nations General Assembly, the day aims to "highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of autistic people so that they can live full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society."

  • People with autism are very dependent on others. That's why the United Nations has urged people to come together and support autistic people.

  • World Autism Awareness Day 2023 theme is "Transforming the narrative: Contributions at home, at work, in the arts and in policymaking".

What is Autism?

  • Autism is a neurological condition that lasts a lifetime in a person.

  • It usually appears for the first time in infancy.

  • This condition can develop early in life, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status.

  • The exact cause of autism is still unknown.

  • The term autism spectrum refers to a number of characteristics.

  • A child who suffers from autism mainly includes social impairment, difficulty in talking, restricted behavior, repetition of behavior and showing a pattern.

Background of the day

  • At the 76th plenary meeting held on 18 December 2007, the United Nations designated 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day.

  • It is celebrated every year since 2008.

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