Introduction – Autistic Pride Day 2021 will be celebrated on June 18 every year all over the world. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder among people globally. On this day, several organizations all around the world organize events to raise the awareness of this disorder and also arrange for health camps.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex brain development disability, which involves persistent challenges in speech and nonverbal communication, restricted or repetitive behaviors, and social interaction. This disorder effects on the normal function of the brain that affects the development of social interaction and communication of a person. The effects and severity of symptoms of this disorder are different in each individual. Due to this problem, several people are harassed and their rights are violated. These people are labelled as ‘’snob’’ and ‘’anti-social’’ in society.
History – Autistic Pride Day was first celebrated by a group called ‘’Aspies’’ for freedom in the year 2005. It is a community that is created especially for autistic people with their families to join in the celebrations.
Significance – As per World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 160 children are suffering from this disorder. So, this day is very important for raising awareness about this day. When they are growing up, they would face mistreatment and other kinds of harassment by society. The day aims to ensure that such children are treated normally all over the world. There are several activities such as reading, cooking, and other routine hobbies that should be promoted so they should engage them.