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Autism Awareness Day

Saturday, April 2, 2022

World Autism Awareness Day is recognized internationally on April 2 every year, encouraging awareness and support for people with autistic spectrum disorders throughout the world.

Epilepsy and autism are often interconnected: It is estimated that over 30% of people with epilepsy also meet the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder,1 a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social communication and restrictive and repetitive interests. Learn more about the links between epilepsy and autism in the webinar The Epilepsy-Autism Connection: Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment.

The United Nations is hosting a virtual event, Inclusive Quality Education for All in support of Autism Awareness Day. Click here to learn more or register.

1 Spence, S., Schneider, M. The Role of Epilepsy and Epileptiform EEGs in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatr Res 65, 599–606 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1203/PDR.0b013e31819e7168.