World Autism Awareness day is marked this weekend

March 28, 2022

April 2 marks the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world will shine with blue light in recognition of people living with autism.

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders. They are characterized by repetitive patterns of behaviour and difficulties with social communication and interaction. The symptoms are present from early childhood. Children’s Health Policy Centre director Charlotte Waddell, has been co-author of a study on Autism Spectrum Disorder.  See full text of the article and a link to the study here.