World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on 2nd April to raise awareness about autism. This year the theme is “Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity.”
As per United Nations (UN), it is estimated that more than 80% of the adults suffering with autism are unemployed. Autism is a developmental disability that manifests itself at or before the age of three years and lasts throughout a person's life. It affects the functions of brain. Autistic children may find it difficult to communicate with others or understand the world around them. They have unpredictable behaviour, get easily irritated and may face difficulty in learning at school. But the good news is that autistic individuals pay great attention to minute details and may be better in some activities than many others.
The exact cause of autism is not yet known, but scientists believe that it may be associated with genetic or environmental factors. There is no cure for the disease. However, it can be managed with the help of medications and special educators. Autistic individuals may need behavioural, speech, occupational or educational therapies depending upon their specific needs. Their symptoms may improve with time, if special care is provided to them.
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