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World Autism Awareness Day in Gdynia
April 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
The second day of April is World Autism Awareness Day. Similarly to previous years, Gdynia will turn blue shortly after that day. The Blue Trail organization together with Special School number 17 are preparing a special program in Gdynia on the 6th of April.
World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day was established in 2007. In this year, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution announcing April 2 as WAAD. This is one of four official health-specific United Nation’s Days. The main objective of the global observance of WAAD is to attract public attention about the disorder, which affects tens of millions of people worldwide.
Autism – what is it?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It results in problems with social interaction and communication. Parents can notice the signs in the period of the first two years of a child’s life. There are many factors which may cause the disorder. It is a combination of genetic and environmental reasons. Additional problem is that scientists are still working on discovering and restraining all factors causing Autism.
Autism in numbers
Globally Autism affects approximately 21.7 million people. 31.1 million more suffer because of Asperger syndrome. According to Synapsis foundation, more than 30.000 people with Autism live in Poland. The awareness of the society about the disorder is very low. As a result, people with Autism have problems with getting an education or a job.
Autism? – It happens 😉
Since 2014, The Blue Trail organizes the observance of World Autism Awareness Day in Tricity. Consequently, more and more people get to know about the topic and can adjust their points of view on the topic.
The program of this year’s observance of WAAD in Gdynia
We invite everyone who has some time on the 6th of April! Tricity News is a partner of the event.