May 26, 2024
  • World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on April 2nd.
  • This day is dedicated to spreading awareness about autism, a neurological condition that manifests during early childhood.
  • The theme for World Autism Awareness Day 2023 is “Transforming the narrative: Contributions at home, at work, in the arts, and in policymaking”.
  • It is a common misconception that all autistic people have the same abilities and needs. Some people with autism are highly functioning and require minimal support, while others require life-long care and support.

About Autism

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of conditions associated with brain development.
  • People with autism often have co-occurring conditions such as epilepsy, depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), difficulty sleeping, and self-injury.
  • Intellectual capacity of autistic people are unique and distinctive, extending from intense impairment to superior levels.
  • The term “Autism Spectrum” refers to a range of characteristics, including difficulties with communication, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors.
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