Pursuant to Resolution No. 62/139 which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 2007, every 2nd day of April of each year is declared as the “World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).
Autism is a life long developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life and results from a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, mostly affecting children in many countries irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status and characterized by impairment in social interaction, problems with verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted repetitive behaviour, interests and activities.
The theme “Empowering Women and Girls with Autism” is adopted for te 2018 World Autism Awareness Day Celebration.
Source: DILG MC N0. 2018-21