April 2nd – World Autism Day

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

The aim is to invite people around the world to come together to pledge to go blue to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.

In the United States, according to estimates, a child on 68 suffers from autism spectrum syndrome, this data has raised 10 times in the last 40 years. This condition manifests itself within the third year of age. According to the World Health Organization, on the global level, however, has an autism spectrum disorder 1 Child on 160, while in Italy, according to recent studies, autism affects 1 child on 100, involving over 500 thousand families.

Aliberti, an infant neuropsychiatrist of the INI Group – Italian Neurotraumatologic Institute says “There is Not only one behavioral approach and one appropriate treatment for all but a set of rehabilitative and psychoeducational treatments to increase the adaptability and self-regulation in relation to the evolutionary moment of the child and the context in which he/she lives”. “Autism spectrum disorders are a set of developmental disorders characterized by impaired social interaction and the ability to communicate of the child in the relationship with people their own age and adults, associated with the presence of behavioral patterns altered, repetitive, restricted. For this reason it is essential to identify rehabilitative and psychoeducational actions that can help the child to identify the right strategies to initiate a gradual and constant process of inclusion and participation in the contexts of life and not only in the school.”