Today, the world is celebrating Autistic pride day as June 18. This annual event was first celebrated by Aspies for Freedom in 2005.
The annual events conducted in several organizations to promote the Autism cause and awareness for people who are not autistic.
Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the world. It refers to an incurable mental disorder with a range of conditions. Characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.
Meanwhile, the recent report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in USA 1 in 59 children suffer from ASD. Reporting a 15% increase from their last report.
However, ASD has no cure there are several treatment options available. Including medication and therapy.
Moreover, they also warn autism-related organizations to stop promoting the feelings of pity for autistic people. Because this makes their life harder, they insist the difference is that autism is a deviation from the normal and it is not a disability. They believe autistic people should not seen as cases for treatment. Their innate potentials should not ignore.
One of the most significant aspects of the day they are not run by charities. Run by autistic people themselves. Since its beginnings, Autistic Pride Day has been a community event and not a day for other organizations to promote themselves by stifling autistic people. It is now a global celebration that takes place predominantly.