To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.
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.
The number of disabled youth has been increasing gradually and has resulted in heightened concern in relation to their rights and well-being. Many youth living with autism encounter issues such as: prejudice, social isolation and discrimination from members of their respective societies.
World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated yearly throughout the world in order to give opportunity to all to come together in highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.