On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored in his message on Tuesday, the importance of technology which helps people living with autism “achieve their full potential”.
Activists, academics and ambassadors gathered at the United Nations this month to underscore their commitment to empowering women and girls with autism.
In terms of civil liberties for people with autism, the international community overall is living in “the Dark Ages,” an autism expert said at the UN on Friday.
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen is the director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.
A young autistic filmmaker has visited the UN to look at how recently agreed development targets will benefit people living with the condition.