World Autism Awareness Day

Strengthen inclusion, participation of people with autism to ‘achieve their full potential’ says UN chief 

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”. 

Empowering women and girls with autism

Activists, academics and ambassadors gathered at the United Nations this month to underscore their commitment to empowering women and girls with autism.

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News in Brief 29 March 2018

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Researcher says people with autism lack “basic human rights”

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.

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'Benjamin’s Story' short film raises awareness of autism

A young autistic filmmaker has visited the UN to look at how recently agreed development targets will benefit people living with the condition.

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