- Development & Aid
- Economy & Trade
- Human Rights
- Global Governance
- Civil Society
Friday, September 30, 2022
Apr 1 2022 - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a broad range of conditions.
Each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges.
Sometimes, they show as challenges with social skills.
Sometimes they manifest in repetitive behaviors, speech or nonverbal communication.
There is no one type of autism, but many.
According to the WHO, about one in 100 children has autism.
Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.
Approximately 1 in 44 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
In South Korea, that number is closer to 1 in 38.
Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education generally, as well as for persons with autism specifically.
However, the COVID-19 Pandemic impacted more than 90 per cent of students worldwide.
The disruption has reversed years of progress and has exacerbated inequalities in education.
Many students with autism have been especially hard hit.
They have been disproportionately affected by disruptions to routines, as well as services and support they rely on.
This year’s World Autism Awareness Day addresses inclusive education.
Inclusive education is the key to the transformative promise of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
IPS is an international communication institution with a global news agency at its core,
raising the voices of the South
and civil society on issues of development, globalisation, human rights and the environment
Copyright © 2022 IPS-Inter Press Service. All rights reserved. - Terms & Conditions
You have the Power to Make a Difference
Would you consider a $20.00 contribution today that will help to keep the IPS news wire active? Your contribution will make a huge difference.