Today, April 2nd, is the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), which aims to spread awareness and raise funds about the pervasive disorder of autism which affects millions of individuals and families.

World Autism Awareness Day helps to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic. Involving people with autism in the celebration of this day encourages them and informs communities around the globe. It also signifies the importance of early intervention and diagnosis in curing and preventing individuals from developing these conditions.