World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated by the UN every year, and it aims to spread awareness about people with autism, recognise their rights, and achievements.
Here are some quotes from known profiles on International Autism Day:
"Everyone has a mountain to climb, and autism has not been my mountain, it has been my opportunity for victory."
"Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream"
"Autism… offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by."
"Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else. They define themselves through hard work and individuality."
"When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate."
"We need to learn to accept and celebrate our differences. And we need to continue our research in Autism Spectrum Disorder in order to understand how we can best lend a helping hand"
"Autism is like a rainbow. It has a bright side and a darker side. But every shade is important and beautiful."
"“Autism is part of my child, it’s not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis.”"