Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2018
In 2016, 1 in 68 children are born with autism every day. That statistic is staggering, but even more staggering is how little we know and understand Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees” (What is Autism?, 2016).
Autism Awareness Day is when we show our support of those who have autism by wearing blue. Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world, light blue in recognition of people living with autism.
What is Autism? (2016). Retrieved from Autism Society.org: http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/