National Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness month so…I thought I could use this blog as a platform to help raise awareness.
One in every 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 just two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here’s a quick peek into what it’s like to live with ASD…
Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Show your support for people with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon – as a pin on your shirt, a magnet on your car, a badge on your blog, or even your Facebook profile picture – and educate folks on the potential of people with autism!
To learn more about the Autism Awareness Ribbon, click here.
To purchase the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon for your shirt, car, locker or refrigerator, click here.
Connect with your neighborhood - Many Autism Society local affiliates hold special events in their communities throughout the month of April. But if you can’t find an event that suits you just right, create your own!
Watch a movie - Did you know that something that seems as simple as going to the movies is not an option for many families affected by autism? The Autism Society is working with AMC Theatres to bring special-needs families Sensory Friendly Films every month.
Donate to the Autism Society - Help improve the lives of all impacted by autism with a financial gift to the Autism Society. Every dollar raised by the Autism Society allows us to improve the capabilities and services of our over 100 nationwide affiliates, provide the best national resource database and contact center specializing in autism, and increase public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with ASD and their families.
Ribbon image and content courtesy of autism-society.org
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