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World Autism Awareness Day

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    5th Apr, 2022

Context:

The World Autism Awareness Day is observed across the world on April 2.

About World Autism Awareness Day:

  • The UN General Assembly had declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day.
  • The objective of the day is to create awareness about Autism and also to encourage people to support those who are suffering from this disorder.
  • The theme of 2022 is - "Inclusive Quality Education for All" which marks the global inequalities in education and society, faced by people with autism.

What is Autism?

  • Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life.
  • It results from a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, mostly affecting children and adults in many countries irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status.
  • It is characterized by impairments in social interaction, problems with verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted, repetitive behaviour, interests and activities.
  • Though there is no cure for it, therapeutic and behavioural guidance can considerably improve quality of life.
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