Autism is a growing challenge around the world. It is a lifelong disability with significant impacts on the individual, family and society. Autism is a broad term for a group of very complex developmental disorders with symptoms ranging from difficulties with motor skills, communication and social interaction, to problems with sleep and gastrointestinal issues. No one person with autism is the same: each individual is unique in their abilities, with many affected having incredible aptitude in memory, the arts and academics. April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, where we promote the need to better the lives of the families and all those living with this disorder.