Autistic Pride Day 2020
June 18, 2020 in the World
The colored Autism Awareness Ribbon - The puzzle pattern reflects the mystery and complexity of the autism spectrum.
Autistic Pride Day is is a celebration of the neurodiversity of people on the autism spectrum held on June 18, 2020. The day is celebrated annually and “Autistic pride” stands for pride in autism, about shifting views of autism from "disease" to "difference". It observes the diversity various neurological types express.
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. In June 2005, some organizations launched the first annual Autistic Pride Day, with events around the world. Autistic pride asserts that autistic people are not sick; rather, they have a unique set of characteristics that provide them many rewards and challenges, not unlike their non-autistic peers.