29 March – 4 April 2021 #AutismAwarenessWeek
World Autism Awareness Day aims to spotlight autism to increase awareness about people and especially children who have autism. There is also an aspiration to develop world knowledge about autism and deliver information on how important it is to detect an early diagnosis.
Autism affects both men and women of all races in all countries. It has an especially large impact on children.
In 2021, the UN has chosen the theme Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World.
Persons with autism have long faced many inequalities, which have only been further exacerbated by the pandemic. It’s a problem made worse by long recognised discriminatory hiring practices and workplace environments that present major obstacles for persons with autism; all of which contribute to the unemployment of a large majority of adults on the autism spectrum.
People with Autism and autistic traits have many great achievements and should be valued for their talents and uniqueness. See below: