April 2 is recognised internationally and celebrated as World Autism Awareness Day yearly. It is a day when member states of the United Nations are inspired to lift consciousness about individuals dwelling with autistic spectrum issues together with autism and Asperger syndrome.
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 states.
What is autism?
The UN states autism to be a “lifelong neurological situation that manifests throughout early childhood, regardless of gender, race or socio-economic standing. The time period Autism Spectrum refers to a spread of traits. Appropriate help, lodging and acceptance of this neurological variation permit these on the Spectrum to take pleasure in equal alternative, and full and efficient participation in society.
“Autism is mainly characterized by its unique social interactions, non-standard ways of learning, keen interests in specific subjects, inclination to routines, challenges in typical communications and particular ways of processing sensory information.”
People with autism ought to by no means face discrimination when in search of medical care.#StandUp4HumanRights on #WorldAutismAwarenessDay & on daily basis. https://t.co/9VIsDiDLjn pic.twitter.com/OQCk7jVKqu
— United Nations (@UN) April 2, 2021
Theme for World Autism Awareness Day 2021
The UN has had a theme for the celebration of the World Autism Awareness Day yearly since 2012. This 12 months, the theme is ‘Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World’.
Did you realize?
The UN General Assembly had declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day in order 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”. The decision was handed November 1, 2007, and was adopted December 18, 2007.