National Autism Awareness Month & You[VIDEO]
Did you know the month of April is National Autism Awareness Month? It sure is! April is recognized nationally as the month we should learn more and then educate others about autism. But I believe that should also be noticed the remaining 11 months of the year! And please watch the video at the end for a feel good moment that makes you proud to be a human being! I'm sorry, but I don't know a lot about autism, so reporting this story will be a first for me, and maybe a first for yourself. But I have a friend who has a son who has Autism, and she is his biggest fan! And by listening to the way she talks about him, it seems that we are the ones who can't keep up with him!
With 1 percent of the population affected, autism is covered in news, and the Autism Society is the best place for information and support in many local and national media outlets. They are frequently covered in the news especially with Sensory Friendly Films Program with AMC Entertainment.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.
In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.
Join the Autism Society in getting involved with the autism community this April.
And now take a look at ABC News and their news program, "What Would You Do?", and reporter John Quinones examines how sees how people in a restaurant act when they see an autistic child acting out during their lunch and how a customer would react to it.