World Autism Awareness Day 2023 History, Significance, Quotes and Status

Today April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. There is no substitute for awareness to be aware and timely about a relatively new issue like autism. Autism is a complex neurological disorder – although it is known, we do not know much about its type. Little is known about the behaviors, symptoms, and effects of autism. Many parents of autistic children know only that their child is not like ten other children. Their behavior is different and unusual.

On the other hand, they are not normal in the school classroom, even in the playground. As a result, both parents and teachers assume that there is a problem with this child.  Moreover, several aspects of autism are still under research. As a result, there is no lack of misunderstanding and lack of awareness about these children.

Although people are interested and trying to know about autism, it is not always possible because there is no proper information, books, research, and such publicity. In this case, if we can create awareness among the public including parents, we believe that the work will be reduced to some extent. The family can also help in creating awareness among people.

For this reason, if autism is detected in a child, parents should come forward first.  They should try to inform other family members about the child.

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History of World Autism Awareness Day

Autism is a developmental problem in children. Children with autism typically do not communicate well with others, are overly stubborn, and tend to isolate and withdraw. There is no specific cause of autism. However, researchers believe that genetic, non-genetic, and environmental influences are collectively responsible for autism. It occurs early in a child’s development. Until now, care is the only option.

World Autism Awareness Day has been observed every year since the United Nations General Assembly unanimously decided to observe April 2 as ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ in 2007 to highlight the need for support to improve the quality of life of children and adults with autism. In 1911, the first psychiatrist, Eugen Boller, described the symptoms of autism. Then in 1943, child psychiatrist Dr. Leo Canner identified autism as a social and mental disorder in an article.

Autism is considered to be a disorder of normal intelligence in children with difficulties in communication skills. Autism was recognized as a separate disorder from schizophrenia in 1980. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association grouped and studied all categories of autism and presented its characteristic severity symptoms. World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated every year around a theme.

The 2012 theme was officially released by the United Nations on postage stamps to raise awareness of autism. The theme for 2015 was Prioritizing Autism in Employment. US President Barack Obama in a proclamation highlighted the initiatives taken by the United States to protect the rights of people with autism and create awareness about the disorder. He asked the health insurance companies to take an active role in this regard.

He also mentioned the Autism Care Act. In 2018 and 2019, resolutions were adopted regarding the empowerment of women and young women with autism and the use of assistive technologies. Thus, almost every year some special steps are taken on this day by the United Nations. Famous people like Albert Einstein and Bill Gates are also successful today due to autism. So, there is a glimmer of hope for autism.

Significance of World Autism Awareness Day

Physically disabled people are not a burden to society, they can also contribute to society if given the opportunity. There are countless examples in the country of how a little help can change the life of a person with disabilities. Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders, Physical and Mental Illnesses, Visual, Speech Impairment, Intellectual and Hearing Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and other disabilities are included.

To ensure empowerment of the disabled. It is very important to involve them in the mainstream of development. This integral part of society should be given all citizens facilities. If made skilled through proper training and information technology knowledge, the disabled will also be able to contribute to national development. It is very important to protect the rights of people with disabilities.

They also have the right to be loved. To ensure all their rights, World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year to raise awareness among all. Autism is a mental developmental disorder that results from abnormalities in the structure and development of nerves or the nervous system. Children with autism have difficulty developing normally.

Autism limits speech, gestures, and behavior, and in many cases the child has fewer mental and language skills. But many people are not aware of this acquired disease and neglect the children when the fruit is affected. Therefore, Autism Awareness Day is observed to make people aware of autism around the world.

How to celebrate Autism Awareness Day?

Autism or autistic spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental problem in children (neurodevelopmental disorder) based on the classification of mental disorders created by the American Psychiatric Association. In 1990, their number was one in ten thousand worldwide.  One in 150 people was autistic in 2009, and then one in every 100.

According to statistics from the Autism Society of America, about 1 percent of the world’s population is autistic. Experts say, ‘Autism is not a contagious disease. Autism is a mental disorder caused by a disruption in the normal development of the brain. It is a manifestation of human hormonal problems. Its symbolic color is blue. Children with autism. Everyone’s characteristics are different. Also, their talents are different. Someone may be able to draw a good picture, someone may organize their work.

These are the successes of the child with autism and should be happy. Also, not only the mother but also the father must give time and support to the child with special needs. At least one day a week in the gymnasium, the swimming pool should be reserved for special children. Parents of special children need counseling. Because if the parents of these children are good, their child will also be good. And autism is a mental disease of children in which they cannot build relationships with other children through words, actions, or sports.

They can’t relate not only to children but also to adults. Basically, they cannot master socialization. They are busy with themselves all the time. They are always immersed in an unreal world of fantasy. Listens to various imaginary sounds and sees imaginary scenes. They are very fond of certain subjects and read about their day and night. Some things they are afraid of and cannot tolerate. Their judgment does not improve with age.

In medical terms, they are called children with special needs or children with excessive inclination in any one subject. It has to be prevented by raising awareness. If someone in the family has autism or other mental and behavioral problems, the risk of having autism in the next child is greatly increased. In this case, planned pregnancy is most important. You should be aware of not worrying too much during pregnancy, getting enough sleep, establishing a close relationship with the baby, etc. Therefore, Autism Awareness Day is observed every year to raise awareness about autism. Now let’s know how Autism Awareness Day is observed-

Autism is a serious threat to public health in today’s world. So, awareness about autism is important. In this regard, World Autism Awareness Day can play a role. On World Autism Awareness Day, local people can be informed about autism through various events. For example, it is quite easy to do the work through millions of students from thousands of educational institutions in the country.

Students can write short essays on autism, and create wallpapers, and posters on various aspects of autism. If you arrange to hang them in a special place in the institution, other students will know about them. In the newspapers of the country, crores of papers can be published about the experiences and writings of the autism experts of the country or abroad on autism awareness.

In this, people will be able to get an idea about the subject at once. Apart from this, stories of the autistics’ own abilities and experiences can also be published in magazines.

 It will help in understanding the problems of autistics. On World Autism Awareness Day, teachers can tell students about autism in their respective classes by highlighting problems. Various research articles on autism are available on various websites these days. Teachers can also take help from there. Or you can arrange a discussion in the auditorium with the students of the entire institution.

Fund formation among the students, if there is a student from an autistic family in the educational institution, he/she can be represented and told to everyone about the issue. A debate competition can be organized in schools on the theme ‘Autism Awareness Needed’. Various messages about autism can be written on t-shirts and distributed among school students.

This will develop the habit of watching and learning from people. Family can also help in creating awareness in people. For this reason, if autism is detected in a child, parents should come forward first. They should try to inform other family members about the child. Professionals and service organizations can help in various ways to create awareness of autism.

Autism Awareness Day Quotes

Children with autism have difficulties with social communication and lack of facial expressions, lack of eye contact, delay in responding when called, and unusual tone of voice. Children have difficulty concentrating on moving objects or parts of objects, disorientation at the slightest change in routine or schedule, and difficulty adjusting to new environments.

Treatment is still in the dark. A section of doctors says that there is no permanent solution to autism spectrum disorder. Many also say that no single remedy will work for everyone. The goal of treatment is to reduce the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and improve the child’s ability to function.

Treated early in school, your child begins to learn social, communication, functional, and behavioral skills. Therefore, first of all, awareness among parents about autism is important.  Autistic children also possess many qualities. Let’s look at some quotes about children with autism today on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day-

  • “On World Autism Awareness Day we speak out against discrimination, celebrate the diversity of our global community, and strengthen our commitment to inclusion for people with autism.” — Antonia Guterres
  • “We need to learn to accept and celebrate our differences. And we need to continue our research in Autism Spectrum Disorder to understand how we can best lend a helping hand.” — Alan Rosales
  • “We’ve come a long way when it comes to awareness — now it’s time for people to accept autism, allowing people, like myself, to be ourselves and benefit society along the way.” — Savan Gandecha
  • “Do not fear people with autism, embrace them. Do not spite people with autism, unite them. Do not deny people with autism, accept them, for then their abilities will shine.” — Paul Isaacs
  • “To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.” — Ban Ki-moon

World Autism Awareness Day Status

It has to be prevented by raising awareness. If someone in the family has autism or other mental and behavioral problems, the risk of having autism in the next child is greatly increased. In this case, planned pregnancy is most important.

You should be aware of not worrying too much during pregnancy, getting enough sleep, establishing a close relationship with the baby, etc.  Some other things should be taken care of. For example, don’t have a baby at an older age.

Before having a baby, the mother should be given the rubella vaccine. No medicine can be taken during pregnancy without the doctor’s advice. Have to pay. The father also has a role to take the child or the child, which is why the father also needs to avoid stimulant drugs, alcohol, and drug addicts. The child must be breastfed by the mother.

 Finally, let us all be aware of autism. So let’s make people aware by sharing an alert status on World Autism Awareness Day. Here are some statuses on World Autism Awareness Day for your convenience-

  • Children with autism need our love and affection. Happy World Autism Awareness Day everyone. Let’s nurture autistic children with care.
  • We should always help children with autism with their mental development. Only then they will have a healthy and beautiful life. Happy World Autism Awareness Day everyone.
  • Let’s not neglect children with autism and give them a chance to live normal life. Happy World Autism Awareness Day everyone.

FAQ about World Autism Awareness Day

What is the date of World Autism Awareness Day?

2 April is World Autism Awareness Day. Source-Wikipedia

What Color is autism awareness Day?


What symbol for autism?

The puzzle ribbon

Let us be compassionate towards children with autism.  Happy World Autism Awareness Day everyone.  Hope you benefited from our article.  Thank you so much for being with us.