Autistic Pride Day is celebrated every year on 18th of June, across the world. Autistic pride stands for pride in autism, which spreads the message that people suffering from autism are not diseased but different. Thus, this day acknowledges that autistic people are not sick rather they have a unique set of characteristics.
Autism also known as Autism Spectrum Disability (ASD), is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, restrictive and repetitive pattern of behaviour. It is a lifelong condition which usually occurs in the first three years of life. The exact cause of autism is not known but it is known to be associated with genetic and environmental factors.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports (2014), about 1 in 68 children have autism, across the world. This suggests that there are around 18 million people with autism in India. There are various schools for autistic people in our country, which help children develop social, behavioural and language skills as per their specific needs.
To know more about Autism, click here http://www.nhp.gov.in/disease/neurological/autism