The ninth annual world autism awareness day is April second two thousand seventeen. Each year a United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day is scheduled for April second. A light blue campaign has become popular whereby people and businesses light up their premises blue.
This international day was created in two thousand seven by the United Nations. Autism Speaks is a non governmental organization that heavily promotes World Autism Awareness Day. Light it up blue is one of the largest initiatives promoted by Autism Speaks.
This condition is still not fully known. Many autistic individuals are discriminated against. Many adult autistic individuals are unemployed or underemployed.
Autism is in the United States is growing at an alarming rate. Cases of autism nearly doubled in a ten year period from two thousand four to two thousand fourteen according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers do not know the exact cause of Autism.