UN calls for recognizing the rights of people with autism to make their own decisions

A wide view of a special event held at UN Headquarters to mark World Autism Awareness Day on the theme ‘Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination.’ UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe


31 March 2017 – Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations today called for recognizing the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world.

“Let us ensure that we make available the necessary accommodations and support to persons with autism,” Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the Day.” …

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