This April, the Autism Society of America celebrates differences as it works to build an inclusive society where individuals with autism live fully through connection and acceptance. Together, with other national autism organizations, we are leading the legislative effort for lawmakers to federally and globally designate April as Autism Acceptance Month, a shift from the commonly used phrase “Autism Awareness Month.”
While we will always work to educate others about autism, words matter -- the need for acceptance is greater than ever, as we strive for autistic individuals to live fully in all areas of life. The Autism Society understands the importance of fostering acceptance to ignite change through improved support and opportunities in education, employment, accessible housing, affordable health care and comprehensive long-term services and supports.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States, with 1 in 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. With your support, we can continue to make an impact. The Autism Society hopes to raise a minimum of $200,000 during the month to continue providing immediate support to the autism community.
Whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps. If you can't donate at this time, we ask that you click the share button to spread the word and help us ignite change!
To learn more about our AAM efforts, visit our website, or read our press release.
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