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World Autism Awareness Day 2020 : Theme, History & Significance (Know All About)

(Date : 2nd April) World Autism Awareness Day 2020 : Theme, History, Significance, Importance, Observance, Celebration, Hastag, Objectives, Quiz, Activities and Awareness Program. (Know All About)

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on 2 April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.  It is a day that spread kindness and autism awareness.

World Autism Awareness Day : Overview
Name of Day (Event) World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)
Name of Organisation United Nations General Assembly
Observed by UN Members
Awareness Programs World Autism Awareness day Coloring Pages
Observed on April 2
World Autism Awareness Day (First Time Celebration) 2 April 2012
Significance Makes people understand and accept people with autism, foster worldwide support and inspire people.
Celebration Location All Around World
Official Website www.un.org

World Autism Awareness Day 2020 Theme

The theme of World Autism Awareness Day 2020 is “The transition of adulthood”. This year, the Department of Community Development made the announcement to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. It is commemorated in Abu Dhabi with plans of new equal rights strategy very soon. Their strategy is to cover four areas namely health and social welfare, education, employment and inclusive and equipped communities.

List of World Autism Awareness Day Theme – Year Wise
Year Theme
World Autism Awareness Day 2020 Theme “The Transition to Adulthood”
World Autism Awareness Day 2019 Theme “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”
World Autism Awareness Day 2018 Theme “Empowering Women and Girls with Autism”
World Autism Awareness Day 2017 Theme “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination”
World Autism Awareness Day 2016 Theme “Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity”
World Autism Awareness Day 2015 Theme “Employment: The Autism Advantage”
World Autism Awareness Day 2014 Theme “Opening Doors to Inclusive Education”
World Autism Awareness Day 2013 Theme  “Celebrating the ability within the disability of autism”
World Autism Awareness Day 2012 Theme “Launch of Official UN “Awareness Raising” Stamp”

World Autism Awareness Day : History

Throughout its history, the United Nations family has celebrated diversity and promoted the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, including learning differences and developmental disabilities. In 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force, reaffirming the fundamental principle of universal human rights for all. Its purpose is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

World Autism Awareness Day : Celebration & Observance

On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism.  This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at disproportionate risk as a result of the coronavirus and its impact on society.

What is Autism?

A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system and affects the overall cognitive, emotional, social and physical health of the affected individual. The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests and repetitive behaviours. Early recognition, as well as behavioural, educational and family therapies may reduce symptoms and support development and learning.

Types of Autism Spectrum Disorder:

  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)
  • Kanner’s Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

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