Celebrating the Autism Awareness Day

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Why is that girl always looking like that?

Oh, I know a boy that’s like that too? I saw him somewhere,
Wande asked Bimpe in quick succession.

That girl, oh, it seems you don’t know what is called AUTISM! Bimpe said.

What’s that? Autism? I’ve not heard it before, but if that’s what people like that have, I’ve seen such before… Wande said.

Ok, you’re going to get full knowledge about it, said Bimpe, who then explained the following to Wande.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, an annual event observed on April 2nd to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and promote understanding and acceptance of individuals living with it.

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by challenges with Social Interaction, Communication, and Repetitive Behaviors.

It is a spectrum disorder, which means it affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.

These are two causes:

🧬 Genetic factors play a significant role in autism, as certain genetic mutations or combinations of genes may increase the risk of developing ASD.

πŸ—ΊοΈ Environmental factors, such as prenatal exposure to certain toxins or maternal infections during pregnancy, may also contribute to the development of autism in some cases.

While there is no known cure for autism, early intervention and therapy can greatly improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD.

Also, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Social Skills Training are some of the interventions commonly used to support individuals with autism.

Here are three ways you can relate to individuals living with autism:

Practice empathy and understanding: Recognize that individuals with autism may experience the world differently and have unique strengths and challenges.

Foster inclusive environments: Create inclusive spaces where individuals with autism feel valued and included.

Communicate effectively: When interacting with individuals with autism, use clear and concise language, and be patient and respectful.

Make the world a place to live for people with ASD.

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