Why this petition matters
Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person's social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. People affected may find some aspects of communication and social interaction challenging. They may have difficulty relating to people and understanding their emotions. Autistic adults may also have inflexible thought patterns and behavior, and may carry out repetitive actions.
Such circumstances make them different, and they face various challenges throughout life. The biggest being feeling “alienated” or looked down upon by their peers and society. Making day to day life even more challenging for someone already affected.
Over 75,000,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with autism. On a national scale, the numbers stack at 350,000 affected.
We need to raise awareness, to achieve acceptance for people with Autism. Acceptance can lead to greater support, which is necessary for autistic people to reach their full potential. Autistic rights are Human Rights.