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Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - World Autism Awareness Day is one of only four specifically health related United Nations observance days. The developmental, communication, and social problems caused by autism can often lead to discrimination or to a need for special parental care and medical intervention.

What is autism? - National Autistic Society

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.

Autism Day is meant to counteract any discrimination that may occur against those with autism and their carers by creating greater understanding in societies across the world.

On World Autism Day, public and private organisations all over the world show their dedication to fighting autism by helping those with autism come together and hold special events. There are often research programs alongside the public awareness and fundraising campaigns.

For more information about Autism contact: National Autistic Society, Unit B Edward House Grange
Business Park Enderby Road, Leicester: 0116 258 1841 or National Autistic
Society, Grovebrook House, Brook St, Whetstone: 0116 286 6956

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