Today is World Autism Awareness Day. This is a United Nations sanctioned event designed to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
This year marks the 16th annual World Autism Awareness Day and has a theme of “Transformation: Toward a Neuro-Inclusive World for All”.
The narrative around autism is gradually moving away from misconceptions of curing and converting autistic people to an inclusive approach focusing on accepting, supporting and involving autistic people, and embracing the concept of neurodiversity — the idea that people experience and interact with the world in many different ways and that there is no one “right” way.
You can read more from the UN regarding World Autism Day here.