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World Autism Awareness Day is a globally recognised observance designed to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the need for continued improvement in the quality of life for those living with ASD. The day serves as an opportunity for everyone to educate themselves on the realities of autism, to foster acceptance and inclusion, and to challenge misinformation and stereotypes. Importantly, it is also a day to recognise and celebrate the unique talents and skills of those with autism and to reaffirm the rights of individuals with autism to participate fully in all aspects of society.
World Autism Awareness Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2007, with its inaugural observance taking place on 2nd April 2008. For Australians, this day has since carried special significance in promoting understanding and empathy for the roughly 164,000 Australians living with autism, a figure that represents 1 in every 150 people in the nation. Observance of World Autism Awareness Day in Australia also illuminates the broader social, medical and educational support structures required for individuals with autism, as well as their families and caregivers, to truly thrive.
In Australia, World Autism Awareness Day is marked by a variety of activities and initiatives designed to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of people with autism. Events on this day often encompass educational seminars, community workshops, public marches and media campaigns. City landmarks are often illuminated in blue light, symbolising a world that embraces autism. Notably, this observance takes place annually on 2nd April, aligning with global activities and initiatives aimed at fostering a more inclusive world for those with autism.
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