Today Is World Autism Awareness Day!

This day is especially dedicated to enhance understanding about Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders and bringing awareness to everyone.

 

World Autism Awareness is being celebrated all around the world today, encouraging everyone to take measures to raise acceptance about people with autism throughout the world.

 

 What is autism?

Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. It refers to a lifelong brain development disorder that affects social interactions, learning, routines and communication. It is estimated that approximately 1 percent of the global population is autistic. According to WHO, 1 in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

 

The 2018 World Autism Awareness Day observance at United Nations Headquarters New York will focus on the importance of ‘empowering women and girls with autism’ and involving them and their representative organizations in policy and decision making to address these challenges.

 

Here in Winnipeg you can attend the 6th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Walk & Rally!

Meet at the Legislative Building at 6pm, walk begins at 6:15pm!

More details HERE!

 

This day is especially dedicated to enhance understanding about Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders and bringing awareness to everyone. People with ASD should not be left out of activities just because they have differing social skills and intellectual abilities.

 

It’s time to stop judging people with their differences and embrace them the way they are.

 

Read More HERE!

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