April calls for Autism Awareness


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AWARENESS. April is Autism Awareness Month in the United States. This month we will be celebrating Autism through public figures and those in our community. This opportunity can be used to become more informed about Autism.

The past two months have been filled with history and awareness including Black History Month and Women’s History Month.

The Month of April calls for more awareness- but this time, for Autism.

According to the Autism Society, Autism spectrum disorder is, “a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others.”

Currently, there is no known single cause of Autism.

Individuals with Autism are different, but in an amazing way. These individuals are phenomenal thinkers, and excel in many ways those without Autism cannot.
According to the Autism Society, in the United States it is estimated that every one in 68 births involve an Autistic child.

All of our lives will be touched by someone with Autism, whether in your family, a teacher, co worker, boss, and many other connections. Autism is everywhere, and deserves to be embraced.

Starting in April and every month after, be sure to notice these individuals who accomplish amazing things. Do not leave these individuals out, as they are the same as you, just different in a great way.

Further, accept these individuals with an open mind, heart, and arms. Notice how truly brilliant they are. Autism is another part of these individuals lives, but it does not define them.

Take this month to become informed and learn a few things about Autism. You may not know it, but Autism could be more prevalent in your life than you ever thought.