... 2010 (today), is marked the 3d annual World Autism Awareness Day, the date having been set aside in 2007 by U.S. General Assembly Resolution 62/139, which recognized that
autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life and results from a neurological disorder thataffects the functioning of the brain, mostly affecting children in many countries irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status, and characterized by impairments in social interaction, problems with verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted, repetitive behaviour, interests and activities,
and called for more research and understanding about the disorder. An events calendar and other information about this day is available here.
(Prior April 2 posts are here, here, and here)