Autism effects 1 in 41 children in New Jersey; 1 in 26 boys
April is autism awareness month
The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared in April 1970 by the Autism Society.Since then, the month has become widely recognized and celebrated worldwide by families, political leaders, educators, organizations and celebrities. Their motivation? To educate people about autism and advocate for acceptance of those diagnosed.
"With so many affected, it's hard to believe there is still a large portion of the population who remain misinformed about autism," says Greg Carr, Founder and CEO of The Uncommon Thread. "Autism Awareness Month informs and reminds the public about the need for compassion when dealing with someone with ASD."
What we've learned over the years:
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