02 Apr Autism Awareness Day
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and April is Autism Acceptance Month. Autism is a developmental disability characterized by varying degrees of social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Early identification and intervention can greatly improve a child’s life. (HHS.gov) For the past 15 years, this day has been set aside to recognize and support individuals and families affected by Autism. Autism affects more than 3.5 million Americans and is about 4-5 times more likely in boys than girls. Support, advocacy and early intervention are all approaches that help with the management of Autism. Throughout the month of April organizations and support groups around the country will bring attention to this disorder and highlight the progress made over the years.
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