World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated every year on 2nd April and It is 13th such annual observance of World Autism Awareness Day. World Autism Awareness Day holds immense significance to make life easier for those who are fighting this disorder and also provide solace and comfort to to their family as well. ADS is found in 1 in 160 children worldwide. It is, therefore, an issue to be raised forefront to make the lives and transitions easier for those who are living with ASD.
When Is World Autism Awareness Day Celebrated?
World Awareness Day is celebrated on April 2 every year. The resolution to celebrate this World Autism Awareness Day was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007. The proposal to designate this day was made by the United Nations representative from Qatar and was supported by all Member States.
Significance of WAAD
Autism is a developmental disorder which mainly focuses on people with ASD who finds difficulties with social interaction and by restricted and repetitive behaviour. The problem is co-related with combination of environmental and genetic factors.
This year, World Autism Awareness Day is being observed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has effected 150 countries and killed lakhs of people globally. Every year the theme of the day keeps changing, The theme for this year focuses on issues related to the transition to adulthood. It draws attention to the importance of participation in our youth culture.
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