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Autism Acceptance Month
April 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a
“developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavior challenges.”
According to 2016 from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, an estimated 1 in 54 children has been identified ASD.
The month of April is Autism Acceptance Month and includes observances to highlight the increasing number of individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the impacts on families and support services. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the unique perspectives of those living with Autism.
Resources for service providers:
Resources for Individuals with Disabilities and their family members:
- Businesses Discover Success by Hiring People with Autism – Factsheet
- Neurodiversity in the Workplace
- Office of Disability Employment Policy Autism Resources
- Workplace Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- The World Needs All Kinds of Minds– TED Talk with Dr. Temple Grandin, sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of minds.