World Autism Awareness Day 2024 – From Surviving To Thriving 

PR – The team at the Ministry of Education, the Special and Inclusive Education Needs Unit (SIEN), is honoured to commemorate World  Autism Day, which is celebrated each year on April 2. 

The theme this year is “From Surviving to Thriving.” The Centres for Disease Control and  Prevention (CDC) note that “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability  caused by differences in the brain. People with ASD often have problems with social  communication and interaction and restricted or repetitive behaviours or interests. People with  ASD may also have different ways of learning, moving, or paying attention. It is important to  note that some people without ASD might also have some of these symptoms. But for people  with ASD, these characteristics can make life very challenging.” 

World Autism Awareness Day serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of  understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals with ASD. 

We recognise the unique strengths and talents that individuals with autism bring to our  communities, and we reaffirm our commitment to creating inclusive educational  environments that empower every learner to thrive. 

Let us continue to advocate for equitable access to education, support services, and  opportunities that enable individuals with autism to reach their full potential. Together, we  can build a more inclusive and compassionate world for all.