World Autism Awareness Day
|Date:||Apr. 2, 2015|
On November 1, 2007, the United Nations called for one day each year to be designated as World Autism Day. On December 18, 2007, the UN General Assembly designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day.
World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism.
Autism affects girls and boys of all races and in all geographic regions and has a large impact on children, their families, communities and societies. The prevalence is currently rising in many countries around the world. Autism is a developmental disability that remains with a person for his or her whole life. This condition affects the brain's functions. The first signs usually appear before a child is three years old.