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World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2 April

World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2 April every year to recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism. The day makes people understand, recognize, and accept people with autism.

This year, the day is commemorated by the Department of Community Development, Abu Dhabi, the UAE.

The theme of the 2020 World Autism Awareness Day is "The transition of adulthood."


  • The United Nations held the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2006. It came into effect in 2008. It aimed to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal rights of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities.
  • It assured the fundamental principles of universal human rights for all. In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed the resolution and designated 2 April as the World Autism Awareness Day.
Published date : 03 Apr 2020 01:22PM

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