Every yr on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day is noticed in an effort to increase consciousness round neurodevelopment dysfunction and encourage individuals to be form and delicate with individuals detected with this drawback.
On at the present time, the member states of the United Nations are engaged in spreading consciousness about individuals residing with autistic spectrum issues together with autism and Asperger syndrome. Also Read: Good Friday 2021 Wishes: Messages, WhatsApp Status To Share Commemorating Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ
According to the United Nations, the “COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered and heightened obtrusive inequalities all over the world, particularly in relation to revenue and wealth distribution, entry to well being care, safety beneath the legislation, and political inclusion. Persons with autism have lengthy confronted many of those inequalities, which have solely been additional exacerbated by the pandemic”.
“It’s a problem made worse by long recognized discriminatory hiring practices and workplace environments that present major obstacles for persons with autism; all of which contribute to the unemployment or severe underemployment of a large majority of adults on the autism spectrum,” it stated.
What is the history behind this day?
The resolution to declare April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day was passed by the UN General Assembly on November 1, 2007, and adopted on December 18, 2007. The day has been dedicated to “highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society”.
What’s the theme for World Autism Awareness Day 2021?
This year, the theme is ‘Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World’. The 2021 World Autism Awareness Day will address the above issues through a virtual event that will include moderated panel discussions with individuals on the autism spectrum who have themselves experienced the challenges and seen these new opportunities in the employment market.
What is autism?
Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. However, the range and severity of symptoms vary from case to case. Some of the common symptoms are difficulty with communication, social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behaviors. In case of early detection, behavioural, educational and family therapies can help in tackling the symptoms and support development and learning.