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International Asperger’s Day is celebrated on 18 February every year.

What Can We Do to Support International Asperger’s Day?

Feb 15, 2024

International Asperger’s Day was adopted in 2007 by the United Nations General Assembly and is celebrated on 18 February every year.

This day of celebration is about raising awareness of the condition, highlighting the challenges people with Asperger’s face, and educating the community on how they can be supportive and inclusive of people with Asperger’s.

Asperger’s is often described as ‘high functioning Autism’.

People with Asperger’s are often highly intelligent, have excellent attention to detail, and many have exceptional artistic talents. People with Asperger’s often experience challenges with social interactions, dealing with emotions, responding to change, and sensory processing.

How can we assist people with Asperger’s?

We can learn more about the condition and how we can better support patients with Asperger’s and their families.

There are many organisations who provide information and resources to assist with this.

You could check out the Aspect website, where they provide some great factsheets about the condition: Or take a look at the resources developed for professionals at the Amaze website:

Taking the time to do this supports our own professional development, but more importantly it builds our capacity to provide better care to patients with Asperger’s and their families.

If you would like more information about supporting people with disability or the NDIS, please reach out to a Disability Healthcare Specialist. They are here to assist.

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