02 April – World Autism Awareness Day-Stamps on Autism

Autism affects approximately 1 out of every 150 children around the world. It is a neural development disorder that affects their ability to socialize normally by impacting their abilities to utilize verbal and non-verbal communication. Since 2012, there has been a 30% increase in the amount of children being affected with autism, and World Autism Awareness Day helps to bring awareness to this growing health concern. Also called AutismSpectrum Disorder (ASD).

World Autism Awareness Day was established on December 18, 2007 by the United Nations. The General Assembly put together resolution 62/139, which consisted of four major elements. The day was meant to include the participation of all UN organizations and its member states. World Autism Awareness day was created as a dedication to raising awareness of autism in the general community.

The World needs to focus on this health concern affecting children.