World Autism Awareness Day
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Internationally recognized on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day became universally sanctioned by the United Nations in 2007. On this day the world comes together to create programs to increase awareness in society.
Once the initiatives are proposed, it becomes the job of the UN Secretary-General to deliver the message globally. In 2012 World Autism Awareness Day was given a theme, “Launch of Official UN ‘Awareness Raising’ Stamp.” In 2018 the theme was, “Empowering women and girls with autism.” Themes are a powerful tool, as you’ll see with World Mental Health Day next.