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2019 World Autism Awareness Day observance - Theme: Assistive Technologies, Active Participation
2 Apr 2019 -  The 2019 World Autism Awareness Day observance at UN Headquarters in New York will focus on leveraging the use of assistive technologies for persons with autism as a tool in removing the barriers to their full social, economic and political participation in society, and in promoting equality, equity and inclusion. Topics to be addressed through discussions with self-advocates and experts include:
The Internet and digital communities: Leveling the playing field
Independent living: Smart home technology and more
Education and employment: Communication and executive functioning
Telemedicine: Opening the doors to healthcare
The right to be heard: Political participation and advocacy
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