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World Autism Day 2021 : Here is what you should know about
March 31, 2021 | By - Ankita Singh

World Autism Day 2021 : Here is what you should know about

 

Why UN commemorates World Autism Awareness Day?

The United Nations or the UN marks 2 April as the World Autism Awareness Day to celebrate diversity. It aims to advance the rights and well-being of people with disabilities. The global body strives to eradicate learning differences and expand developmental disabilities on World Autism Awareness Day 2021 across the world amid increasing differences and inequalities in the world. It wanted to promote, protect, and ensure full and equal employment of all human rights.  The day is to exercise fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities.

 

World Autism Day

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly collectively announced 2 April as the World Autism Awareness Day. It is sometimes commemorated as an Autism Awareness Month as well. The day marks the need to raise awareness about people with autism spectrum disorder, and educate society for an inclusive society. This year, World Autism Day is themed around Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Pandemic World for those struggling to cope up with daily affairs due to disabilities.

What Is World Autism Awareness Day 2021 Theme?

Pandemic has unquestionably influenced the forces of firms to exercise employment programmes. The programmes support people with autism and related conditions such as ADHD, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), etc. The 2021 World Autism Awareness Day observance will address problems like separated operation and the use of new technologies.

 

World Autism Day

UN will host the virtual event incorporated with supervised panel conversations. Especially for individuals of the autism spectrum holding experience. This way they can bring new opportunities in the employment market. People will work on the international economy as it is undergoing a work economic recession due to COVID-19. Depression among people has also increased as hundreds of millions of people lose their jobs.

The UN Department of Global Communications and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs will arrange the event with the Specialisterne Foundation. The event is to leverage expertise gained from the employment of an autistic person and support the production of essential jobs.

On 2 April every year, World Autism Day is commenced to make people understand and accept people suffering from it. It aims to foster worldwide support and inspire people where everyone is spreading kindness and autism awareness.

 

World Autism Day

They are called People of Determination in UAE

In 2016 HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, introduced the term ‘People of Determination’ to describe people who were formerly called special needs as outlined in the Federal Law No. 29 of 2006 Concerning the Rights of People with Special Needs.

The law defines a person with special needs as someone suffering from a temporary or permanent, full or partial deficiency or infirmity in his physical, sensory, mental, communication, educational or psychological abilities to an extent that limits them from performing daily tasks.

In UAE, the People of Determination, includes people suffering from visual impairment, hard of hearing and physical, Attention Deficit Syndrome (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum, Language Disorders, and Memory Problems.

 

World Autism Day

What is Autism & Early Signs of Autism?

Autism is a neurological and permanent condition, which can impact anybody, irrespective of gender, class, or financial framework. Autism is categorised in a wide variety of characteristics, the severity is called the “autism spectrum”.

One of the main characteristics of autism or you can identify people with it is their way of interaction. An individual with autism spectrum disorder symptoms may have an inclination towards the specific subject or standard routines.

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