World Autism Awareness Day, 2nd April

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International attention to autism is essential, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message marking World Autism Awareness Day, observed annually on 2nd April.

He says it important to address stigma, lack of awareness and inadequate support structures surrounding a disorder that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates affects approximately one per cent of the global population.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports.

Duration: 2’30″

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