April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 is World Autism Day. Nearly one in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that impacts multiple life areas, such as social skills, communication skills and behavior. Individuals with ASD may require individualized services and supports to lead self-determined lives in the community.
Visit the Autism Now website for resources and information for individuals with ASD, their families, and professionals. Autism NOW is a national initiative of The Arc of the United States.
Read the President’s proclamation for World Autism Awareness Day, 2015.