World Autism Awareness Week 2013 Singapore
World Autism Awareness Week 2013 Singapore (WAAW) is weeklong campaign aimed at raising awareness about the needs of persons living with autism, as well as in celebration of their strengths.
World Autism Awareness was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly, which declared 2 April 2013 the ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ (WAAD). Autism is a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millions. The UN resolution was hence passed with the intention of bringing the world’s attention to the needs and struggles of persons living with autism among member states.
By bringing together autism organisations all around the world, we will give a voice to the millions of individuals worldwide who are undiagnosed, misunderstood and looking for help.
Please join us in our effort to inspire compassion, inclusion and hope.
Inspiration behind the Story of Aspergers and Friendship
One of my family members is living with Asperger’s syndrome. He has a good heart but his “twin” prevents him from understanding the social cues that you and I find so intuitive to grasp. So the next time you meet someone unusual, please spare them some compassion because they too, have feelings and are trying hard to be your friend.
Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Children with Asperger’s syndrome often lack nonverbal communication skills, demonstrate limited empathy with their peers, and are physically clumsy.