World Autism Awareness Day 2023
Broadcasting UN Entity
This year's World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) observance explores the contributions autistic people from around the world make in their communities.
With four moderated panel discussions, this year's World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) observance explores the contributions autistic people from around the world make in their communities. Each panel discussion will specifically highlight the role autistic people play at home, at work, in the arts and in policymaking. The narrative around autism is gradually moving away from misconceptions of curing and converting autistic people to an inclusive approach focusing on accepting, supporting and involving autistic people. It is about embracing the concept of neurodiversity – the idea that people experience and interact with the world in many different ways and that there is no one "right" way. These discussions shed light on how the transformation in the narrative around neurodiversity can continue to be furthered in order to overcome barriers, improve the lives of autistic people everywhere and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. #WorldAutismAwarenessDay Panel discussions: Autistic perspectives of Home, Life and Education Autistic talent in Music, Dance, Visual arts, Poetry Autistic perspectives on Neurodiversity at Work Autistic perspectives on Policy and Advocacy