We all know this Sunday is the day set aside to celebrate our fathers with traditionally bad ties and power tools. But, how many of us know that Sunday is also World Autistic Pride Day. Autistic Pride Day is a celebration of the neurodiversity of people on the autism spectrum. The day is celebrated yearly. This extraordinary holiday is devoted to accentuating autistic people and motivating them globally to be proud of their differences. It’s not just a day, but also a drive within the autism population. It serves as a cue that they should feel accepted and show their pride every day. The aim is to make people comprehend that autistic people are “different not less,” while brining a positive perspective to these differences and any others about the autistic community, in an effort to create a greater feeling of support and acknowledgment.
June 18, 2017 will mark the 12th Autistic Pride Day. It aims to celebrate and recognize the talents of those who are living with an autism spectrum disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome. The Aspies for Freedom online group initially observed autistic Pride Day in 2005, the group educated the masses about the fact that autism is not a disability, but a condition. The group also crusaded against cruel forms of conduct and against the notion of a cure for autism. Many believe, that autistic people have battles in society due to social ideals. Some autism related groups promote the feeling of sympathy for autistic people, making their life harder. Autistic advocates and researchers have verified, that autism is not a disability, which must be healed or cured, its just deviation of norm that is a difference, rather than a disability.
Autistic Pride day helps to generate consciousness to people about the disorder and how it’s managed. The day also affirms that again, autism is not a sickness but rather a state in which the person affected will display varied characteristics that may provide them with tests or rewards unlike their peers who don’t have autism. June 18th also helps in shaping rights movement for people who are living with autism. Self-advocates of autism who ensure that autistic people are given their rights and are recognized in the society usually lead the undertaking. The movement heartens the community supporters to accept people living with autism in society. The day also provides a podium where the caregivers are appreciated. The people who take care of autistic children, family members and friends may have decreased physical and emotional vitality because they can be exhausted while responding to the many needs of their autistic loved ones. The caregivers are cheered to take care of themselves and to get as much help as possible so that they’re able to give the best while gifting their time. This Sunday isn’t just a day set-aside for dad; it’s also set aside to appreciate the people living with autism. There are varied activities that can be done Sunday such as, encouraging caregivers to form support assemblies where they can share their trials and accomplishments about caring for their autistic family members and friends.
Autism is a neurological ailment in which there is a difficulty with the development of ones neurological system of their body and it’s illustrated by an impairment of communication and social assimilation. The condition starts in infancy and the characteristics may be visible within the first two years of a child’s growth. Autistic pride asserts that autistic people are not sick; they have a distinctive set of characteristics that provide them many rewards and challenges, not unlike their non-autistic peers. There are many people living among us with Autism making daily positive contributions to our overall culture such as Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol and Dan Aykroyd to name a few. The rainbow infinity symbol is used as the symbol for World Autism Day, representing “diversity with infinite variations and infinite possibilities”, Sunday let’s celebrate the wonderful world of autism and its amazing occupants and their infinite possibilities. And Oh yeah! Don’t forget about “Pops”.