Discover the rising prevalence of autism in India, affecting over 18 million people. Learn about the challenges faced by families and the hope for early intervention services and support.
The number of people affected by autism in India is rising, with more than 18 million reported cases. With the growing awareness of the condition and increasing access to early intervention services, it is important to understand its prevalence in the country. Autism is a spectrum disorder which can manifest differently in individuals depending on their ages, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background.
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Discover the unique challenges faced by families and individuals with autism in Mauritius. And learn how you can make a difference in their lives.
Being diagnosed with autism can be a challenge for individuals and families all over the world, and sometimes even more so in places like Mauritius, where not much is known about the condition. While it’s an increasingly talked-about topic worldwide, certain aspects of care still remain undiscovered partially because autism symptoms differ from one person to another.
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To raise awareness about autistic adults and children, World Autism Awareness Day spotlighted autism. The organisers seek to promote information about Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and increase awareness about the necessity of early diagnosis worldwide.
Autism affects males and females of all ethnicities and every nation. Children suffer from it most commonly, and it has a massive impact on them. Therefore, making people aware of it is so crucial.
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The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139) to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.
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