World Autism Awareness Day is on 2 April. Did you know that boys have a 4.3 times higher risk of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than girls? The Child Mind Institute claims that this is the case because girls typically go undiagnosed because they don't fit autism stereotypes and are better at hiding their symptoms than boys. Learning about the characteristics of persons who have this condition and what we can all do to encourage kindness and broaden our own knowledge are the best ways to honor this day.


A developmental illness called autism spectrum disorder is characterized by behavioral and communicational traits that make it difficult for a person to interact socially and also lead to repetitive and restricted behavior.

The term "autism" made its first historical occurrence in 1911 when psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler used it to characterize a particular group of symptoms that were formerly thought to be straightforward signs of schizophrenia, such as severe social detachment.

In that order, Hans Asperger published his "Autism Psychopathology Article" in 1944, describing autism as a disorder of children with normal intelligence who struggle with social and communication skills. Pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Leo Kanner first described autism as a social and emotional disorder in his article "Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact" in 1943. These articles made a significant contribution to the research that helped to distinguish autism from schizophrenia as a separate condition in 1980.

Finally, the idea of autism as a spectrum was created in 2013 by the "American Psychiatric Association" in the fifth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" by combining all subcategories of autism and related conditions into one unified category, including different characteristics, severity, and presentation of the symptoms.


1. Online information sharing

Even in this day and age, when practically everyone has access to information, many people are unaware of autism and the traits of those who have it. Educate the public and take up the cause of the autism community.

2. Participate in autistic advocacy groups

Many people who either have autism themselves or have a family member who does are members of local, national, or international organizations. Make touch with them to participate in any activities that are scheduled for the day.

3. Look after the autistic individuals you are aware of.

World Autism Awareness Day is the ideal opportunity to celebrate with your friends who have autism! Plan sensory-friendly activities for you and your partner to enjoy and bring snacks that are free of gluten and casein.


1. Treatments are available, but there is no cure!

Autism spectrum diseases can now be treated in a variety of ways, but these options are only available after a diagnosis! By getting informed, we can encourage others to contact experts and begin a treatment that will improve their wellbeing. well-being

2. Start by comprehending instead of trying to change!

People who suffer from autism spectrum disorders have unique traits, behaviors, preferences, and ways of doing things. The secret is to comprehend how they perceive the world and how they behave without attempting to alter them.

3. Having autism disorders as an adult

Autism spectrum illnesses are incurable! Research shows that employment activities that promote independence can boost daily skills and lessen autism symptoms. Once diagnosed, autism is a condition for life.