Current Affairs 2nd April 2021: Theme, meaning, and everything you need to know about World Autism Awareness Day 2021

2nd April, 2021 Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Fri, 02 Apr 2021 04:22 PM IST

Every year on April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day is observed to help people recognize and embrace people with autism, encourage global support, and inspire people. It's a day dedicated to spreading kindness and raising autism awareness.

As we work together to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, one main priority must be to create a more inclusive and open society that acknowledges the contributions of all people, including people with disabilities, according to the UN Secretary-message Generals for 2021.

New barriers and problems have arisen as a result of the crisis. However, attempts to re-ignite the global economy provide an incentive to re-imagine the workplace to achieve diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Recovery is also an opportunity to reconsider our educational and training programs and ensure that people with autism have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

The theme for World Autism Awareness Day 2021

The World Autism Awareness Day commemoration in 2021 will explore these issues through a virtual experience that will include moderated panel discussions with people on the autism spectrum who have faced these struggles and seen these new job opportunities.

History of World Autism Awareness Day

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously proclaimed April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day to emphasize the importance of assisting those with autism in improving their quality of life so that they can live full and meaningful lives as contributing members of society. The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities went into effect in 2008, reaffirming the basic principle of universal human rights for all.

Autism is a chronic neurological disorder that begins in early childhood and affects people of all ages, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. The word "Autism Spectrum Disorder" refers to a group of symptoms.

What exactly is autism?

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition marked by social and language communication deficiencies, as well as repetitive behaviors and limited interests.

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Autism spectrum disorder affects children and adults in a variety of ways. Some individuals are unable to communicate at all, while others have delayed or restricted verbal contact. Some people have severe cognitive impairments, while others are exceptionally gifted.

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