April Is Autism Awareness Month

April Is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism awareness month and is filled with activities to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all. The goal of autism awareness month is to assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. How can you participate in autism awareness? Below are a few suggestions that you can do in your own neighborhood to raise autism awareness.

1. Be aware that autism looks different for everyone. Autism embraces a “spectrum” of
behavior. Not all symptoms are overt and may range from physical symptoms such as
“flapping” to subtle emotional symptoms.

2. Volunteer or attend a local event. April is full of events from walks to golf
tournaments to help raise awareness and funds for autism.

3. Light it up blue! Recognition of UN-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day (April
2nd) and World Autism Month occurs throughout April. Join the thousands of people
across the world who wear blue in honor of the millions of individuals and families
affected by autism. You may purchase special light it up blue gear at
www.autismspeaks.org and don’t forget the hashtag #LightItUpBlue

4. Donate to your favorite autism charity. If you don’t have the funds you can always
donate your time at a local autism event in your city. Focus Formulations will donate
25% of all sales in the month of April to an autism charity that is suggested by one of
our followers/subscribers. Please leave a comment below and let us know about your
charity!

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