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What is Autism? It’s International Autism Day Today?

Autism is one of only four official health-specific days ever declared by the United Nations.
April 2nd 2023 marks the 14th “World Autism Awareness Day” (WAAD)!
Autism is the only health-specific condition that has more than one resolution that has been passed at a General Assembly of the United Nations.
The fact that Autism was highlighted for such prestigious and significant attention by the United Nations over and above so many other conditions that affects the global community, is due to the fact that this condition is significantly on the increase and is now classified as a global health crisis.
As of 2nd April, and for the month of April as “Autism Awareness Month”, around the world there will many public awareness initiatives to increase and develop world’s knowledge of the Autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention.
Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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