World Autism Awareness Day, which seeks to raise awareness about individuals diagnosed with autism, is Tuesday, April 2.
Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder, is a complex developmental disability that usually appears during early childhood. The disorder affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.
During World Autism Awareness Day, which the United Nations designated, individuals are encouraged to wear blue to demonstrate their commitment to understanding and acceptance of persons with autism.
The Autism Speaks site has more information about autism, while the Postal Service’s National Disability Program Blue page has more information about disability awareness and inclusion.