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Autistic Pride Day

Autistic Pride Day is held on June 18. An Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a celebration of the neurodiversity of people on the autism spectrum on 18 June each year. Autistic pride recognises the innate potential in all people, including those on the autism spectrum. This event in the second decade of the month June is annual. Help us Help us 
18 June - Autistic Pride Day
Autism spectrum disorder now affects 1 in 68 children. Boys are nearly 5 times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ASD. Autism spectrum disorder is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. ASD is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.
The day is represented by a rainbow infinity symbol. This symbol basically represents the infinite possibilities that autistic people have. Autistic Pride Day was initiated by Aspies For Freedom (AFF), a group that raises public awareness about autism rights. It was first celebrated in 2005.

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