July 2, 2022
Autistic Pride Day

Autistic Pride Day-Here is What You Should Know About This Day

Every one of us is built differently, and that’s what makes us unique. However, this difference does not mean that one person is more capable than the other or vice versa. We all have our quirks and our capabilities. On 18th June, every year, autistic people around the globe embrace their differences and prove to the rest of the world that they are just as capable. We call it Autism and Celebrate it with the name of autistic pride day. 

What is Autistic Pride Day?

Autistic Pride Day
Autistic Pride Day

Autism in a broad spectrum, describing a group of neurodevelopmental disorders, is called autism spectrum disorder (ACD). Children identified with autism may face trouble with social interactions or communications, and they also “demonstrate restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped interests or patterns of behavior.” As researched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in every 59 children is being identified with ACD and affects boys more than girls with a 4-1 male-female ratio. There are different types of autism. Some of which are; children may face intellectual or language impairment; it could also be because of a genetic condition or environmental factor. The other kinds involved behavioral, neurodevelopmental, or other mental conditions. 

What causes Autism?

There are many reasons for autism; some may be because of genetic mutations, or if an immediate family member has autism, there are high chances of a newborn having ACD. Other reasons include low birth weight, metabolic imbalances, exposure to chemical toxins, being born to older parents, and many more. 

What are the symptoms of autism?

As autism affects children more, it possible to identify symptoms of ACD at the very young age of 12-24 months. Some difficulties the child may face are with nonverbal communications like maintaining eye contact or reading body language. Other symptoms are that the child may find it challenging to communicate their emotions, interests or maintaining back and forth conversations. Some behavioral symptoms would be that they will adhere to a strict schedule or maybe unresponsive to their surroundings.

How to treat autism?

There is no particular “cure” for autism. However, behavioral therapy, play therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and many more exercises can help them mitigate the symptoms. Some techniques like massages or weighted blankets are also beneficial. Some clinical treatments would be “high-dose vitamins chelation therapy, which involves flushing metals from the body, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, melatonin to address sleep issues.” Even though there are no particular dietary restrictions for autism, some doctors suggest whole foods like fruits, vegetables, fish, and a generally healthy diet. Some physical exercises may also be helpful for many children to relax. 

What does the Autism ribbon indicate?

In 1999, the colorful puzzle ribbon was adopted as a universal sign of autism awareness. The different colors in the ribbon indicate the various races, diversity, and families living with the condition. The different shaped puzzles demonstrate the “complexities of the autism spectrum. 

Nobody is the same as another person; being an autistic person comes with its own set of problems, and they do not need people to stunt their growth and curb their potential. Let us all be kind to each other and be supportive of everybody and embrace our differences. Happy Autistic Pride Day!

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Naveen Dagar

Hi, I’m Naveen Dagar. The founder of this blog NationalDay and many others. I’m a full-time blogger, a digital marketer.

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