Adult Autism Awareness Day - April 18
Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Adult Autism Awareness Day

Adult Autism Awareness Day is a worldwide celebration of autism in adults. It is intended to raise public awareness of the disease. People with autism should not be turned away, and community support and acceptance of people with autism is very important. It is celebrated annually on April 18.


Autism does not imply a single disease characteristic. It includes many individual traits and symptoms that vary among people. Most scientists lean toward an innate effect in the brain. If the disease does not manifest in childhood, it may develop as an adult. It can be difficult to identify it in some stages: the person becomes withdrawn, loses interest in communicating with other people, often stays in one position, as if thinking about something.

Most adult patients can cope with the symptoms of autism on their own and live a normal life. The use of professional therapy will help to get rid of the symptomatic picture more quickly and eliminate problems of a social nature: withdrawal, fear of communication and so on. Psychologists and psychotherapists can help with this. Treatment may include educational games and occupational therapy. To increase the effectiveness, treatment may be accompanied by the intake of psychotropic medications.

Interesting facts

  • The exact cause of autism is unknown. A congenital defect is only a hypothesis. Researchers also believe that autism can be a consequence of brain injuries.
  • In the United States, about one child for every 60 children later develops autism.
  • Many famous people suffered from autism in one form or another: C. Darwin, W. Mozart, A. Einstein, N. Tesla, etc.

How to celebrate

Learn more about autism this day. If your friends or family have symptoms similar to autism, don’t turn your back on them and be supportive. Perhaps initiate a trip to the clinic.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they or someone they know has autism. How do these people live?

When Adult Autism Awareness Day celebrated in 2024?

Adult Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday April 18 2024
Friday April 18 2025

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