Autistic Pride Day is marked on June 18 every year to celebrate people with autism. After taking inspiration from the LGBTQ community, the first world Autistic Day was celebrated in 2005 by Aspies for freedom. Aspies, a solidarity and campaigning group that focuses and works to raise public awareness about autism and autistic rights.
The aim is to educate the people that the autism spectrum is not always a disability. Everything has their own advantage and disadvantage.
The world Autistic Pride Day is celebrated by the community of autistic and is still led by them. The symbol of the day is infinity within a rainbow which represents the diversity in the autistic community and the infinite variations and possibilities within the autistic community.
Aspies of freedom or AFF was started in 2004 with an aim to connect with autistic people online and offline. It began as a response to negative treatments and torture for autism around the world. The first Autism Pride Day was celebrated in 2005 with the theme Acceptance not cure. It was held in Brazil.
What is Autism?
As per information website, Wikipedia, Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior.
Autism is a highly variable neurodevelopmental disorder that first appears during infancy or childhood. Generally, it follows a steady course without remission.
People suffering from autism may be severely impaired in some respects but normal or even superior. It restricts a person’s mental growth and makes it difficult for them to cope with their peers. Autism doesn’t mean that the person constantly needs help. Signs of autism can be seen in a child as early as the age of 3.
Can Autism be cured?
The scientist has not figured out the cause of it so there is no prevention and cure. It is believed that it may occur if the mother is exposed to certain harmful chemicals at the time of pregnancy. The best thing to do is accept and try to take things slow with them.
Autistics don’t need your help but they do need your understanding.