Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of World Autism Awareness Day.

 

Theme for 2019 World Autism Awareness Day  is “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”

 

 

We want to support them cause they are people.

They are just as equal as anyone just because they have autism does not mean they are not capable being in our society.

They are people that want be included in our society and all us need to respect them.

 

Intention of this page is too highlight the day of what is World Autism Awareness Day is.

some videos of event. Also where events are being held.

 

What is World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face every day.

As a growing global health issue owing to its increasing exposure in the press and common knowledge, autism is an issue that is only gaining more understanding – and WAAD activities are planned every year to further increase and develop world knowledge of children and adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

What’s more, World Autism Awareness Day goes one step further to celebrate the unique talents of those with autism, while putting a huge focus on the warm embrace and welcome that these skills deserve through community events around the globe.

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World Autism Awareness Day – April 2, 2019

Statement

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a day when we come together to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD affects an estimated 1 in 66 Canadian children and youth aged 5-17 and can have significant and lifelong impacts on individuals living with the disorder, as well as their families and caregivers.

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting those living with disabilities, including ASD. Last year, we announced support for the Autism-Intellectual-Developmental Disabilities National Resource and Exchange Network (AIDE), which will provide Canadians across the country with evidence-based information, services, employment opportunities and local programming. This national database will house a range of credible resources and tools for individuals and families.

Earlier today, we announced support for the first wave of projects that will be funded through the ASD Strategic Fund. This fund supports innovative community-based projects that provide opportunities for Canadians living with autism and their families and caregivers to gain knowledge, access resources and develop skills that can help them address the challenges of ASD.

We also want to ensure that our investments are grounded in evidence. That is why the Government is proud to support autism research through groups such as the CHILD-BRIGHT Network. CHILD-BRIGHT is a pan-Canadian network of researchers who investigate new diagnostic tests, therapies and technologies. They work to get evidence into the hands of knowledge users to achieve brighter futures for children with brain-based developmental disabilities like ASD, and their families and caregivers.

The needs of Canadians living with and affected by ASD are complex and diverse. With the correct information, compassion and support, Canadians living with ASD will be able to reach their full potential and have the quality of life they deserve.

On World Autism Awareness Day, I encourage everyone to learn more about ASD and discover how we all can make a difference in the lives of those living with this condition.

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Health

This on Canada Govt Website go to the link here

 

Go to United Nations website for this information click here

Autism awareness has grown worldwide in recent years. For the United Nations, the rights of persons with disabilities, including persons with autism, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), are an integral part of its mandate.

When world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, the international community reaffirmed its strong commitment to inclusive, accessible and sustainable development, and pledged that no one would be left behind. In this context, the participation of persons with autism as both agents and beneficiaries is essential for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For many people on the autism spectrum, access to affordable assistive technologies is a prerequisite to being able to exercise their basic human rights and participate fully in the life of their communities, and thereby contribute to the realization of the SDGs. Assistive technology can reduce or eliminate the barriers to their participation on an equal basis with others.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities acknowledges the instrumental role of assistive technologies in enabling persons with disabilities to exercise their rights and freedoms. It obliges States that are party to the Convention to promote availability and use of such technologies at an affordable cost, to facilitate access to them, and to undertake or promote research and development into new such technologies.

While technological advances are continuous, there are still major barriers to the use of assistive technologies, including high costs, lack of availability, lack of awareness of their potential, and a lack of training in their use. Available data indicates that, in several developing countries, more than 50% of the persons with disabilities who need assistive devices are not able to receive them.

In September 2018, the UN Secretary-General launched a new Strategy on New Technologies, which aims to define how the United Nations system will support the use of these technologies to accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The Strategy is also intended to facilitate the alignment of these technologies with the values enshrined in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the norms and standards of International Law, including the CRPD and other human rights conventions. These values include equality and equity, inclusion and transparency. Design and use of new technologies, according to the Strategy, should be guided by a rights-based and ethical perspective.

In the context of the Secretary-General’s Strategy, the 2019 World Autism Awareness Day observance at UN Headquarters in New York will focus on leveraging the use of assistive technologies for persons with autism as a tool in removing the barriers to their full social, economic and political participation in society, and in promoting equality, equity and inclusion. Topics to be addressed through discussions with self-advocates and experts include:

  • The Internet and digital communities: Leveling the playing field
  • Independent living: Smart home technology and more
  • Education and employment: Communication and executive functioning
  • Telemedicine: Opening the doors to healthcare
  • The right to be heard: Political participation and advocacy

 

World Autism Awareness Day Facts

 

Top 20 Facts About World Autism Awareness Day 2018 World autism awareness day is marked on 2nd April,every year, to raise awareness about people suffering from autism, especially children. autism spectrum disorders (asd) are a complex set of neurological disorders.

This Is Autism | Acceptance and Awareness

 

World Autism Awareness Day 2019

 

 

50 Pretty Big Facts About Autism – Autistic Not Weird

 

Fun Activities

Autism Awareness FREE Worksheets To Promote Understanding

Songs & Games – Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs

Games – Free Videos for Autistic Kids

30 Things to be Aware of this Autism Acceptance Month

 

Normal doesn’t cut it anymore

 

News headlines stories that accept people with autism

posted April 1st by Community Living BC go to website for this story click here

by Lucas Gates (Vancouver, B.C.)

Today, I’m extremely proud to be a person on the Autism spectrum. I can just simply be me, without the usual judgement and stigmatization back when I was a kid. The world today is opening up to inclusion and acceptance. Normal doesn’t quite cut it anymore. Attitudes today are adjusting to accept everyone, not just people who are neuro-typical.

As a 25-year-old living on the spectrum, it hasn’t always been easy, but that didn’t deter me from helping others. When I was first diagnosed, resources were scarce. First grade teachers didn’t a have grasp on what Autism was.

I’ve had people put me down, be negative and say things like I would never get a job, never take the bus or be completely independent. Today, all three of those statements are now moot and here’s why:

  1. I’m working at the Pacific Autism Family Network as an Ambassador of the Richmond Hub.
  2. I take the bus to and from work, and I’m teaching my younger sister how to take transit.
  3. I’m doing things independently from my parents, despite the fact I still live at home.

Today, I can be open about my diagnosis. Employers are starting to warm up to hiring people with diverse needs. Think of that – being open about your diagnosis might make a workplace better than it was before!

My advice to others is being you is a good thing. Don’t shelter yourself because you feel ashamed of being different. You are you! And we all have a right to be included. So, believe me, if people put you down, don’t believe their nonsense.

Be yourself, and don’t live under other people’s expectations. Just show them who you really are!

Lucas’s story was featured through the STORYHIVE initiative supported by Telus. You can watch it on Youtube here

 

Other Headline  Autism Stories Can check out

Langley Safeway dims lights, sound to assist customers with autism

Langley mom raising awareness for autism

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Designated as First Autism Certified Attraction in Canada

Father shares emotional song with son on World Autism Awareness Day

Shining a Light on Autism: St. Louis Bar & Grill contributes $260,000 toward autism awareness

 

 

 

Autism Awareness Day Events

2019 HM Commercial Ride for Autism

Shine a Light Gala

 

 

 

 

Quotes of the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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