Academic journal article The Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Celebrating the World Autism Day

Academic journal article The Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Celebrating the World Autism Day

Article excerpt

Autism spectrum is very complex disorder that appears in many different types and manifestations, depending on which sensory systems and areas of the brain are affected. According to the complexity of this phenomenon, helping autistic children, teenagers and adults is chalenging task. Therefore, the symbol of the autism is a puzzle that comes in many different colors. The puzzle not only represents the individuality of the autism, but also the possibility to create more careful world by working together.

After promoting 2n of April as an international autism day by the General Assembly of the UN, every year worldwide this date is celebrated as a day dedicated to the persons with autism. The main goal for having an world autism day is to help autistic children, teenagers and adults to improve their quality of living, trough better fulfilled and productive life. Also to encourage and give parents of autistic children hope; to enable them to use more autistic tools and methods of treatment; to overcome the negative attitudes and prejudices of the society regarding the autism; to promote and respect the human rights for all; to support and stimulate further researches in order to better promote the phenomenon of autism; to determine the new possibilities for therapy; to manage early

diagnosis, intervention and primarily education of the general population, including special profiles which daily contact the persons with autism, such as the medical staff, teachers, pedagogues and else.

This year, for the first time The Macedonian Scientific Society of Autism will denote the World autism day in the country. …

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