April 2021 marks the fourteenth annual World Autism Acceptance Month. The United Nation General Assembly established April 2nd as the official day to highlight the need to improve the quality of life of those with autism so theyDonate Now can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
How to Get Involved in World Autism Acceptance Month 2021
Acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is integral in improving the lives of those affected by it as well as their loved ones. It requires the necessary transition from awareness to acceptance of neurodiverse individuals to promote inclusion, that leads to an improved quality of life. of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is integral in improving the lives of those affected by it as well as their loved ones. Supporting the ASD community in any capacity is the first step in making the world a more accepting, tolerant, and knowledgeable place for all.
Support Autism Research
In addition to participating in one of the events listed below, our friends at Autism Speaks are raising funds to support autism research and critical support. Please consider sharing this message with others who support autism research.
To celebrate a supportive world for neurodiverse individuals, there are virtual events taking place nationwide. Below is a collection of free virtual events to consider joining in April:
- April 13 @ 5:00 pm - June 15 @ 6:00 pm
- April 25 - June 17
- June 1 @ 12:00 pm - July 30 @ 12:00 pm
OAR Webinar: Supporting Paraprofessionals to Implement Functional Communication Training to Address Challenging BehaviorSeptember 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Autism Spectrum Disorder Facts
- ASD affects an estimated 1 in every 54 children in the United States today, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
- It affects all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, with boys being four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.
- An early diagnosis can be beneficial and effective in improving learning, skills, and development.
- An estimated 31% of children with ASD also have an intellectual disability.