World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations today called for the recognition of the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world.
With access to the support they need and choose, they will be empowered to face the key milestones in every aspect of their personal lives, he added. Making decisions such as where and with whom to live, what type of work to pursue and how to manage their personal finances.
One in every 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to estimates by the UN World Health Organization (
WHO). Around the world, one per cent of the entire population – possibly two per cent – falls within this spectrum.
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.
In line the first and most basic human right which is the right to dignity, as civilized nations, we have to protect the rights of people living with autism.