• Every year the internationally recognized World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2.
• The day, empowering Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder all throughout the world.
• It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution.
• The resolution of World Autism Awareness Day”, passed in council on 1 November 2007, and the resolution adopted on 18 December 2007.
• World Autism Day was proposed by Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, the United Nations Representative from Qatar and his consort to Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and supported by all member states.
Themes of World Autism Awareness Day
◘ For the past years, each World Autism Awareness Day has focused on a specific theme determined by the UN.
•World Autism Awareness Day theme 2017 : “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination”.
• World Autism Awareness Day theme 2018: “Empowering Women and Girls with Autism”
• World Autism Awareness Day theme 2019: “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”
• World Autism Awareness Day theme 2020: “The Transition to Adulthood”
• World Autism Awareness Day theme 2021: “Inclusion in the Workplace”
• World Autism Awareness Day theme 2022: “Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World”
What Is Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD)?
• The Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a problematic condition that includes problems with communication and behavior.
• It can incorporate a wide range of symptoms and skills. Autism Spectrum Disorder can be a minor problem or a disability that needs constant care in a particular facility.
• People with autism have inconvenienced with communication. They have trouble to grasp what other people think and feel. This makes it challenging for them to express themselves, either with words or through gestures, facial expressions, and touch.
• People with autism might have problems with learning. Their skills might develop unevenly. For example, they could have trouble communicating, but are exceptionally good at music, math, art or memory. Because of this, they might do notably well on tests of analysis or problem-solving.
What Are the Signs of Autism?
Symptoms of autism usually come out before a child turns 3. Some people show signs from birth.
Common symptoms of autism include:
• Difficulty of understanding or using voice, facial expressions,speech and gestures.
•A narrow range of interests or intense interest in a particular subject.
• A lack of eye contact.
• Doing things repeatedly, such as swinging back and forth, repeating words or phrases or turning the lever.
• High sensitivity to touchs, sounds, smells and sights which seems normal to other people.
• Not looking at or listening to other people.
• Not looking at things when another person points at them.
• Not wanting to be held or cuddled.
• Talking in a sing-song, flat, or robotic voice
• Trouble adapting to changes in routine
World Autism awareness Day Quotes
• “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein
• “Get to know someone on the spectrum and your life will truly be blessed.” — Stephanie L. Parker
• “It’s really cool that everybody’s a little bit different, but the same, too.” — Julia from Sesame Street
• “Autism can’t define me. I define autism.” — Kerry Margo
•“Yes, we are different, but that is something that is incredible and amazing and powerful and so, so beautiful.” — Chloe Hayden
•“I see people with Asperger’s syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.” — Tony Atwood
• “Do not fear people with autism, embrace them. Do not spite people with autism, unite them. Do not deny people with autism, accept them, for then their abilities will shine.” — Paul Isaacs
• “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss
•“Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream.”
— Kathleen Seidel
• “Autism is like a rainbow. It has a bright side and a darker side. But every shade is important and beautiful.” — Rosie Tennant Doran
• “Normal is just a dryer setting.” — Patsy Clairmont
• “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” — Stephen Shore
• “I am autistic and I am proud.” — Sez Francis
• “Autism is part of my child, it’s not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis.” — S.L. Coelho
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1. What is the theme of the World Autism awareness day 2022?
Answer: The theme of the Word Autism awareness day is “Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World”.
Q2: The World Autism awareness day observed on?
Answer: Every year the internationally recognized World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2.
Q3. World Autism awareness day meaning in Marathi?
Answer: जागतिक ऑटिझम जागरूकता दिवस
ऑटिझम स्पेक्ट्रम डिसऑर्डर (एएसडी), एक समस्याग्रस्त स्थिती आहे ज्यात संप्रेषण आणि वर्तनासह समस्या समाविष्ट आहेत.
Q4. Why do we celebrate Autism Awareness day?
Answer: Every year On 2 April, the world Autism Awareness day observed by the United Nations General Assembly to emphasize the need to improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
Q5. What is the color of Autism?
• Blue is the colour of Autism as because blue is the color of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) awareness.