We would like to highlight the World Autism Awareness Day, celebrated on the 2nd of April every year. It is funded by the UN and serve to increase peoples’ awareness of autism and its many positive aspects. From 2015 Asperger’s syndrome is also included in the autism spectrum.
Since there are still a lot of prejudice and lack of knowledge of autism, a greater awareness supports equal opportunity and diversity perspective.
What is autism?
Autism is a neurological, lifelong condition that manifests itself in early childhood. It may be characterized by a unique way to interact with other people, special interests that can absorb a lot of time, and an increased sensitivity to sensations such as touch, light and sound.
How do we celebrate the world autism awareness day?
To mark this important day, the school has arranged crafts in the library. You can create your own diversity bracelet for 10 SEK. The donation will go to the Autism and Asperger Associatin .) You can also get tips on fiction, biographies and nonfiction books dealing with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome.