Autism Is Widespread, Awareness About This Condition Is Not

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In the United States, autism affects 1 in every 110 children. National Autism Awareness Month aims to make the public more aware about this widespread disability and the issues which arise in the autism community. As about 1 in 150 people in America have autism, the chances are that you know someone with this disability. A better informed public will be more empathetic and supportive towards people with autism.

This month is backed by the Autism Society of America which undertake a number of activities to raise awareness about autism. The Autism Society has local chapters throughout the United States which hold special events throughout April.

The ‘Puzzle Ribbon’ is the symbol for Autism Awareness and is promoted by the Autism Society as means of supporting awareness for autism. The Puzzle Ribbon may take the form of a pin attached to clothing, a fridge magnet or a sticker and are available to purchase from the Autism Society website.

The Autism Society of America also run a year long campaign through their 1 Power 4 Autism initiative, in which people are encouraged to hold events to raise awareness and support for those affected by autism.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosemary Krajnik
    Apr 07, 2015 @ 23:39:31

    The prevalence rate of autism is now 1 in 68, not 1 in 110 children, so the need to spread awareness and acceptance is even more urgent.

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