Autism awareness month is observed in April every year to increase awareness about those living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The campaign was initiated as a week-long affair in 1972 by the Autism Society, and its observance was extended to the whole month of April in 1984. Every year, supporters and allies of the campaign organize events and activities throughout the month in an effort to increase awareness about and acceptance for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
Autism is a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences (Autism Speaks, 2018a). Autism is considered a spectrum condition because it affects individuals in varying degrees. …more>>