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Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. According to the Autism Society, they are "marking the start of “Autism Awareness Month” by highlighting their efforts with the launch of their its We See Things Differently campaign.

The We See Things Differently campaign is a digital awareness campaign whose slogan explains its mission: “Celebrating Differences.” This campaign is targeted at re-educating the public about what the Autism Society does to help individuals and families who are living with autism.

The Autism Society and its more than 80 affiliates lead the campaign; the goal of the campaign is threefold:

  • To EDUCATE the public about the Autism Society and the services it provides to assist families and individuals living with autism;

  • To IGNITE a sense of urgency about the 7 in 10 adults with autism who are either unemployed or underemployed; and

  • To INSPIRE individuals, families, communities, employers to be more all—inclusive and health care providers, and educators to get involved and support the Autism Society and its our efforts to celebrate our differences.

With autism rates currently on the rise in children and adults in the United States living with autism, and many more who will be diagnosed, simple awareness will no longer suffice. According to the CDC, 1 out of every 59 children born today will face a future with autism spectrum disorder if current trends continue. Autism affects all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups."

Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 59 children in America. 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!

Source: The Autism Society of America