Some thoughts on the 2020 World Autism Awareness Day

It’s hard to believe that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was only adopted 14 years ago in 2006. It became effective in 2008. In 2020, not a single country abides to it in its entirety. Only individual articles are sometimes put into action, depending how much or little money can be used to do so.

The United Nations also launched the annual World Autism Awareness Day in 2008. This day was supposed to highlight autism and the added barriers that restrict our participation in daily social activities and daily life in general.