Did you know that males are four times more likely to be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) than females, despite females being just as likely to have ASD?
This is because of historic gender biases that meant the diagnostic tools, screening and shared knowledge of what Autism is and looks like was based off of how males presented with ASD.
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. On this internationally recognised day, we call for greater awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with Autism, their rights, and of how autistic people may experience their autism and the world around them.
The UN focus for World Autism Awareness Day 2022 is around Inclusive Education, looking at how crucial “it is to foster inclusive quality education for people on the autism spectrum so that they can fulfill their potential and achieve sustainable success“.