World Autism Awareness Day is April 2

April 1, 2024

The UN will observe World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 with a virtual event designed to promote acceptance and appreciation of autistic people and their contributions to society. The theme for this year’s event is Moving from Surviving to Thriving: Autistic individuals share regional perspectives.

The event is organized in collaboration with autistic advocates and participants and will be delivered by the Institute of Neurodiversity, a non-profit organization established and run by neurodivergent people for neurodivergent people and their allies. Additional support comes from the Group for Autism, Insurance, Investment, and Neurodiversity.

Event organizers have gathered an all-autistic lineup of panelists representing the six inhabited areas of the globe — Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean, North America and Oceania. The panelists will share regional perspectives and together will provide a global overview of the state of affairs for autistic people.

The event will take place from 10 am to 1 pm EDT. You can register to attend the virtual event here.