Today is Autistic Pride Day. It is a day celebrated with great commitment and enthusiasm all over the world. Autistic Pride Day recognises the importance of pride for autistic people. Bringing about a positive change and acceptance in the community plays a huge role in Austistic Pride Day events. People with autism are often subject to human rights violations, discrimination and stigma. According to the WHO, one in 160 children have Autism Spectrum Disorder. WHO encourages families to have an environment, which supports children with autism.
Autistic Pride Day was first celebrated by Aspies for Freedom in 2005. One of the key aspects of the day is that autistic people participate in the events on the day and families share their great success stories.
Everyone is special in their own way. On Autistic Pride Day, it’s important to celebrate the diversity in people around us and acknowledge the fact that each individual plays a crucial role in the society. So how are you celebrating the day?
Autism pride recognizes the innate potential of all people, including autistic people. It is estimated that worldwide about one in 160 children has Sutism Spectrum Disorder, according to the WHO. Looking after people with autism requires lot of care, compassion and commitment.
This is a day to share great success stories and engage with them and play or do other activities together like cooking, reading, drawing and even regular chores like cleaning.
Happy Autistic Pride Day!