India, April 1 -- World Autism Awareness Day 2024: Autism cases around the world are on rise and more children are getting diagnosed and receiving therapy and treatment for autism than ever before as per CDC. While this could be partly due to the increased awareness around the condition, more autism cases could be attributed to factors like air pollution, low birth weight, and stress. (Also read | World Autism Awareness Day 2024: 8 effective teaching strategies for children with autism)

Autistic spectrum disorder is a group of developmental disabilities in which children may behave, communicate, interact and learn in ways that are different from most other children. To spread awareness around the condition and to enhance efforts in educa...