World Autism Awareness Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Autism Awareness Day ()
Event Started18 December 2007
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byUnited Nations General Assembly

World Autism Awareness Day Brief

Every year “World Autism Awareness Day” is celebrated all over the world on the 2nd of April to raise awareness about autism awareness.

World Autism Awareness Day History

On 18 December 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared 02 April every year as World Autism Awareness Day.

World Autism Awareness Day Objective

The purpose of World Autism Awareness Day is to take steps to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and help them lead meaningful lives. According to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of India, one child in every 110 suffers from autism and one in every 70 children is affected by this disease.

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What is called Autism Disease?

Autism is a developmental disease of the brain that affects a person's social behavior and interactions. In Hindi, it is also called 'self-love' and 'self-love'. The affected person behaves in limited and repetitive behavior such as repeating the same task over and over again. It affects the nervous system and affects a person's overall Cognitive, Emotional, Social and Physical health.

Symptoms of Autism:

  • A person with autism can have many problems, even a person can be mentally handicapped.
  • Autism patients may also have epileptic seizures.
  • Sometimes a person with autism has problems with speech and hearing.
  • When autism is severe it is known as autistic disorder but when autism symptoms are less dominant it is known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Asperger syndrome is included within ASD.

Effects of Autism:

  • Autism is spread all over the world. According to a report, by the year 2010, about 70 million people in the world were affected by autism.
  • Not only this, the number of patients affected by autism in the world is more than the number of patients with diabetes, cancer and AIDS combined.
  • The number of Down syndrome patients with autism is even higher than expected.
  • The number of autism victims can be estimated from the fact that 20 out of ten thousand people worldwide are affected by this disease.
  • It has also been revealed in many types of research that autism is seen more in men than in women. That is, 80 percent of men out of 100 are affected by this disease.

Important Days of April Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 AprilApril Fools' Day - International Day
02 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day - International Day
05 AprilNational Maritime Day - National Day
06 AprilInternational Day of Sport for Development and Peace - International Day
07 AprilWorld Health Day - International Day
10 AprilWorld Homeopathy Day - International Day
17 AprilWorld Hemophilia Day - International Day
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day - International Day
21 AprilPublic Service Day - National Day
22 AprilWorld Earth Day - International Day
23 AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day - International Day
24 AprilNational Panchayati Raj Day - National Day
25 AprilWorld Malaria Day - International Day
29 AprilInternational Dance Day - International Day

World Autism Awareness Day FAQs:

World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on 02 April.

Yes, World Autism Awareness Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on April all over the World.

World Autism Awareness Day started on 18 December 2007.

World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year by United Nations General Assembly.

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