Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2 April, World Autism Awareness Day

Be prepared, World Autism Awareness Day is coming this 2nd April. Get to know autism and try to understand more of our fellow autistic brothers and sisters in this world. Let's say hello to Quinn here who is autistic.

Here's a little (not many!) info on autism , cited from National Autistic Society of the UK :

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.

Some message from the General-Secretay of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon:

Did you know the awareness ribbon for autism? (like the red ribbon representing awareness for AIDS). Well here it is:

And lastly, here's a recommended movie for you with a hero who is autistic, featuring the world famous Bollywood actor, Shah Rukh Khan.

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