All About Autistic Pride Day and Autism

Autism is a type of development disorder in children. Autism is also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a condition which includes problems of communication, behaviour and learning. ASD is a minor problem or a disability that needs full time care in a special facility. In autism, they have trouble understanding what other people think and feel.

Autism Signs and Symptoms

  • A lack of eye Contact.
  • A narrow range of interest in certain topics of life and study.
  • Repeating words or phrases, rocking back and forth, or flipping a lever.
  • High sensitivity to sounds, touches, smells, or sights that seem ordinary o other peole.
  • Not looking at or listening to other people.
  • Not looking at things when another person points at them.
  • Problems understanding or using speech, gestures and facial expressions.
  • Trouble adapting to changes in routine.

About Autistic Day

This Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on June 18, 2020. Theme for this year is ‘The Transition to Adulthood‘. The transition to adulthood is an important challenge for those with autism, and this theme therefore draws attention to the adulthood stage of people with autism.

It acknowledge that autistic people are not sick but have a unique set of characteristics. after inspired by LGBT pride events, the first Autistic Pride Day was celebrated in 2005 by online community Aspies for Freedom (AFF). Now it is organised across the world. The day is represented by a rainbow infinity symbol. This symbol basically represents the infinite possibilities that autistic people have. 

World Health Organisation Report

According to World Health Organisation report, one out of 160 children is autistic. The disorder has a direct impact on a person’s nervous system and overall affects the emotional, social and physical health of the person.

Conclusion

Technically, there is no way to cure Autism but regular therapeis can help in general. 

Autism offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by. 

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