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Autism Awareness Month

April 28, 2021

by Alyson ShafferM.Ed. BCBA Owner

Autism awareness month in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occur s in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. First held in the year 1972 by the Autism Society, Autism Awareness Month emphasizes the need for public awareness to promote acceptance, celebrate the differences, and be more inclusive towards autistic individuals around us. We are all working to build an inclusive community where autistic individuals are embraced and supported to achieve the highest quality of life possible.  With the autism diagnosis rate increasing at a rapid rate, we take these 30 days to celebrate the differences of, learn more about, and empower autistic individuals.

Families are encouraging people to learn more about the disorder and to show kindness towards the community of people with it.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the World Health Organization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also note that around 1 percent of people have a form of autism in the United States.

The goal is to encourage people to learn more about the disorder and to show kindness towards the community of people with it.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the World Health Organization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also note that around 1 percent of people have a form of autism in the United States.

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