World Autism Awareness Day

An individual on the Autism Spectrum faces a range of social, communicative, and cognitive difficulties which can impact their day-to-day functioning. Autism can present itself in various ways depending on the individual. For example, some people display severe learning difficulties and developmental delay, whereas others present as high functioning.

World Autism Awareness Day is held every year on 2 April. It aims to encourage members of the United Nations to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum and ensure their needs are reflected in policies and programmes worldwide. Every year, the 'Autism Speaks' organization celebrates World Autism Awareness Day with their international 'Light it up Blue' campaign. Landmarks all over the world shine bright blue lights to honour those affected by autism and we have made this web page blue.

This collection features over 60 articles which focus on four key topics relating to autism: Signs & Symptoms; Diagnosis; Treatment; and Autism & Family. The articles are free to read until the end of 2016.

Signs & Symptoms

Diagnosis

Treatment

Autism & Family