This month is National Autism Awareness Month. For almost a quarter of a century, Autism Awareness has been celebrated in April, promoting inclusion and awareness for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This year, the goal of the campaign is to make our society more inclusive, accepting and appreciative of people with autism. If you are looking to participate and spread awareness, there are several ways to get involved:
- Wear an Autism Awareness ribbon to show your support. If people inquire about it, use the opportunity to educate them about ASD.
- Take a few minutes to learn something new about autism. This could include reading a blog or an article, such as this one, about Outgrowing Autism.
- Show your support for autism affiliated businesses like Artists with Autism or The Puzzling Piece by shopping their products and integrating them into your wardrobe.
- Sign the pledge for Autistic Inclusion and commit to supporting autistic voices.
- Put a little spring into your step and register for an Autism Speaks Walk in your community. Invite your friends and family too!
Remember to encourage others to get involved and educate your community whenever possible. For more ideas on ways to celebrate, visit the National Autism Awareness Month page.