Buildings Turn Blue on World Autism Awareness Day

Autism awareness day 2015

Governments of around 136 countries will be lightening up their buildings in blue lights to support annual World Autism Awareness Day. Eight years ago, United Nation declared 2nd April as World Autism Awareness Day

Autism is commonly known as classical ASD. It is a complex developmental disability that directly affects growth and functioning of brain. A few prominent symptoms of autism disorder are impaired social interaction, no social response, no response to name and poor eye contact. According to health experts, the disorder usually emerges in the first three years of a person’s life.  People diagnosed with autism suffer from several issues related to communication and social interactions.

Today, China, Ukraine, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and Hungary have arranged many walks and celebrations for a disorder with no treatment and prevention. The countries will also light up numerous schools, offices, residential buildings, statues for it.

Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy organization, has organized this event.  It aimed to collect money, offer services and give awareness regarding the dilemma of autistic children.

Around four years ago, the organization carried out a survey that revealed rate of autism in children. The study proposes that every one in 38 children is diagnosed with autism. In comparison, the report from Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that everyone in sixty eight children suffers from autism in the United States.

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