Autism Awareness

Every year, Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2, and raises awareness about autism. One of the goals of the day is to eliminate the stigma around autism; many Autism Organizations around the world use this day to educate individuals on autism and continue medical research. 

Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that affects essential human behaviors such as social interaction, the ability to communicate ideas and feelings, imagination, self-regulation, and the ability to establish relationships with others. The symptoms of autism can present themselves in a variety of different combinations, from mild to severe. 

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S., with over 3.5 million individuals diagnosed as on the spectrum. 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism, whereas it was 1 in 88 six years ago. 

While it’s April 8, six days after Autism Awareness Day, we highly recommend reading more about autism and Autism Awareness Day