Assistive Technologies, Active Participation| World Autism Day 2019 Theme

Every year on 2nd April, World Autism Day is observed to raise awareness among the people about autism.

It has been adopted by the United Nation Department Of Global Communication And Department Of Economic And Social Affairs to help the Autism Spectrum disorder population to live a normal life.
Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopment disorder that causes learning disability, difficulty in social interaction and communication, affect mental health and much more. The people who suffer from Autism have repetitive and rigid behaviors and thoughts.

As per the WHO, approximately one out of every 160 children has an autism disorder. It is important to know that the early sign or symptoms of autism appear at a tender age from 1-3 years. As per WebMD, autism is more common in boys than girls.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “On World Autism Awareness Day, we speak out against discrimination, celebrate the diversity of our global community and strengthen our commitment to the full inclusion and participation of people with autism. Supporting them to achieve their full potential is a vital part of our efforts to uphold the core promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: to leave no one behind.”

The Theme of this year World Autism Awareness day is ‘Assistive Technologies, Active Participation’ keeping in mind the role of technology in the development of people with any kind of disability. It also ensures the basic human rights and helps them to overcome any problems in society. Due to lack of awareness and guidance about the use of technologies to remove any barriers which hamper their complete participation in all section of the society

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