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National Autism Acceptance Month is sponsored by The Autism Society and represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental disability, consisting of a broad group of disorders that vary widely from mild to severe, and is characterized by difficulty with social interactions, and communication, severely limited interests, and repetitive behaviors.
The Autism Society recognizes that the prevalence of autism in the United States has risen from 1 in 125 children in 2010 to 1 in 59 in 2020 – recognizing this continued increase, the goal for AAM is to further increase awareness about autism signs, symptoms and opportunities.
Signs of autism usually appear by age 2 or 3. Some associated development delays can appear even earlier, and often, it can be diagnosed as early as 18 months.
Although a cure for Autism has not been found, persons with Autism can be helped to reach their greatest potential. Accurate, early diagnosis, and the resulting appropriate intervention, education, and support are vital to the highest quality of life for the individual.
Autism Awareness Month April 2023 | IACC (hhs.gov)