|The symbol of awareness of the endless spectrum of autism. This icon replaces the previous icon, a movie with colorful puzzle pieces, which many adults did not like on the autistic continuum.|
Autistic Pride Day, or Autism Pride Day, is a day celebrated on June 18 to mark the broad spectrum of autism and teach the public about autism and the autistic community.
The holiday was created by an organization called Aspies For Freedom, a group of people with high-functioning Asperger syndrome, which aims to raise public awareness of autism and Asperger's.
The autism spectrum is a broad spectrum of cognitive and perceptual impairments that are manifested primarily in communication disorder, repetitive behavior, and sensory dysregulation.
Autistic Pride Day has been celebrated since 2005 to show that autism also has positive sides. At the first International Autism Awareness Week, the New Scientists newspaper published an article by Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen - "Proud to be autistic."
In honor of International Autism Awareness Day, here are some interesting facts about autism:
About 21.7 million people worldwide are on the autism spectrum.
In the United States, 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism.
Whites are 5 times more likely to be on the autistic spectrum than girls.
The doctor who claimed there was a link between vaccines and autism, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, was accused of presenting false data and losing his medical license as a result.
Many people around the world believe that there is a link between vaccines and autism and avoid vaccinating their children as a result.
"Autism Intensive World Theory" assumes that autistics "shut down" because they experience and feel too much.
People on the autistic spectrum yawn less than ordinary people. The more severe the autistic condition, the less yawning is observed in them.
There are almost no differences in the anatomy of the brain of people with autism to people without.
Find an association between low vitamin D levels in pregnancy and neonatal autism.
The UK has more than 250 autism-friendly cinemas, where the sound is lower, the lighting is dimmer and you can put your food and drink into them.
A 2008 study found that although it is assumed that autism is a lifelong disability, there is evidence that between 3% and 25% of people who suffer from it, are eventually cured of it.
Studies show that drama classes are especially helpful in improving the social skills of autistic children.
International Autism Awareness Day is a day set by the UN with the aim of raising awareness of autism and increasing the acceptance and integration of autistics in society.
Autism Day was set by the UN in 2007 and is celebrated every year since April 2. This day is one of the four official health days set by the UN.
Autism is a developmental disorder that includes difficulties in interpersonal relationships and in the social, linguistic and communicative fields, in stereotypical and repetitive behavior and in a disorder in social skills.
In the last decade of the twentieth century, it has become clear that this syndrome and all other autistic spectrum syndromes have additional symptom groups such as sensory regulation problems (such as hypersensitivity to touch and relative insensitivity to pain) and coordination problems.
The term "autism" was coined by Dr. Leo Kenner in 1943, when he studied a group of 11 children at Jones Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, USA. These children probably had classical autism. At the time, a German scientist named Dr. Hans Asperger described a phenomenon similar to autism named after him, Asperger's Syndrome.
How to mark World Autism Awareness Day?
You can learn about autism from books, movies, etc. You can volunteer in places where autistics stay like in hostels. You can donate to charities for autistic people or buy gifts from places that employ autistic people and thus help promote them in society.
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