Many people won’t be aware of the fact that the 2nd of April was World Autism Awareness Day, which naturally falls within world autism awareness month. The disorder affects one in one hundred people but there are few people aware of exactly what it is all about.
Autism can be a very isolating condition and it is only through awareness that people are able to empathise and treat those with the disorder more pleasantly. It is currently the fasted growing disorder on earth. Autism awareness is particularly important as it is the disorder is incurable. This means that autistic kids as well as adults will at times experience despair and a sense of hopelessness. If people do not understand this it can often exacerbate the problem. Regulatory affairs are needed in the treatment of autism but positive social treatment is also one of the most comforting approaches.
2012 celebrates the fifth year of world autism awareness day and the dedicated autism awareness ribbon is blue to distinguish the occasion. The Light it Up Blue campaign leads the way in the autism awareness drive and to help mark the occasion and raise even more awareness, major landmarks around the world are illuminated with blue lighting. From The Great Buddha of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan to the Empire State Building to the Sydney Opera house. With the worldwide growth of autism, the importance of raising awareness should also increase and in turn improve the treatment of autistics. A Pharmacovigilance job is important when dealing with autistic patients.
Any side effects from their medication could exacerbate the problems experienced as a patient. Because the disorder is not noticeable to the naked eye, it becomes a double-edged sword. On one hand people don’t pay them too much special attention, but on the other hand they are not catered for in situations that demand help. Either way, autism awareness is an important part of understanding and accommodating for people with disorders in our global community.