New York, 18 April 2022 (TDI): Each year, April is celebrated as “World Autism Awareness Month” to spread awareness of people with Autism and how to empower them.
UN Agenda 2030 pledges to ‘leave no one behind by reducing inequalities and discrimination among communities, including people with special needs and disabilities.
During his message on World Autism Awareness Day, the UN Chief, António Guterres, committed to an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world for persons with Autism.
He underscored how the UN supports the rights of the people with Autism by protecting the rights, perspectives, and well-being of people with disabilities.
Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex and permanent developmental condition that appears during early childhood. It impacts a person’s communication, social skills, regulations, and relationships, shares Autism Society Organization.
Autism is known as the fastest-growing developmental disability worldwide. Currently, 67 million people are diagnosed with ASD. Surprisingly, the chances of ASD in boys are four times higher than in girls.
While Autism is growing fast around the world, developed countries in Europe have the lowest rate of Autism. According to Autism Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, 1 in 44 children are identified with ASD.
The condition mainly impacts their social behaviors, interaction, communication, and learning ability. Also, the state may influence the way people behave, communicate, interact and learn.
Celebration of Autism Awareness Month
Various international organizations are raising their voices to empower the community with Autism. Their primary aim is to enhance better lives and employment opportunities for people with Autism.
Autism Awareness month is one of the keystone initiatives to help people with ASD. Also, this initiative is critical for awareness-raising on Autism among the general public. It also helps to reflect on ways to accept those with Autism.
Signs and symptoms of Autism
Autism begins at the early developmental stage of the life of children and persists throughout their lives.
Physicians suggest that early intervention is the key “if you feel like your child is tuned out or keeps to themselves, or not interested in interacting with other people, that is a red flag,” says Dr. Cathy Guttentag, UT Physician.
She explains that a child’s brain develops, so there is much time for intervention and education. She suggests the parents look for common indications, including avoiding eye contact, having no interest in games, and not responding to their names by nine months.
How to cure Autism
Autism is permanent; however, Applied Behavioral Analysis and services can help children with ASD learn and build social skills. They can be taught to learn and grow for better Acceptance in Society.
Each year, April is celebrated as Autism Awareness month to raise awareness of children and adults with Autism.