Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, lighted up the iconic Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in blue on April 2 to support the World Autism Awareness Day. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly council on November 1, 2007, and adopted on December 18, 2007.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that Autism Spectrum Disorder affects one in 88 children and the disorder is more common in boys.
"I came across this website called 'Light it up Blue.' I called the organization and asked them if it's okay if I made an event out here, which they happily said yes to", said Mandes. "It's just important to create awareness in the community".
It is estimated that there are more than 10 million people suffering from autism in China.
For more than a decade now, Ummeed's multi-disciplinary team of developmental paediatricians, autism interventionists, occupational therapists and mental health professionals have worked with thousands of families of children with autism.
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Its cause remains unknown, though both genetics and environmental factors are thought to play a role, according to Autism Speaks.
In addition to helping other students better understand the needs and strengths of children with autism, parents would like to see more resources available in schools.
Eminent experts and professionals in Autism are expected to take part in the daylong conference which will include panel discussions on key issues related to persons with Autism like - Early detection and Intervention / Inclusive Education and College Education, Skilling and Employment and Supported and Independent Living.
Speaking at the World Autism Awareness Day, Reddy says Autism exists in all regions across the globe and Fiji is no exception. President Donald Trump also promised that his own administration was committed to providing support to autism and educating society about it. My Administration is committed to promoting greater knowledge of ASDs and encouraging innovation that will lead to new treatments and cures for autism.
The city of Temecula and Our Nicholas Foundation will "Light It Up Blue" at City Hall, 41000 Main Street, to commemorate Autism Awareness Month starting Sunday, April 2. The population is growing fast, with almost 200,000 people diagnosed with the disorder every year.