World Autism Awareness Day is being observed today, ARY News reports.
The General Assembly of the United Nations Organization adapted a resolution on 18th December 2007 which states that the 2nd April of every year should be celebrated as World Autism Awareness Day. The resolution was presented by Qatar in the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a mental disorder during the development of the human mind. People suffering from autism have difficulties in social interaction, motor skills and may also have other health problems such as gastroestinal disorders and sleeping problems. However, not all austistic patients suffer and can be excellent in education, arts and other skills.
Medical experts have stated that the increase of mercury level in the human body is the main factor in the development of the mental disorder. The patients suffering from autism need a lot more attention than just cure with medicine.
The symptoms of the disorder can be shown at an early age of three years.
According to figures and statistics, one out of 110 persons is a victim of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This year will mark the seventh anniversary of World Autism Awareness Day. The Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and many other health institutions which specialize in the cure of the disorder hold camps and drives awaring people of the problems and raise funds.