This month was previously known as Autism Awareness Month. Still, the Autism Society of America decided to change the title last year, to be what we now know as Autism Acceptance Month (AAM). Their decision to change the title was to shift the focus to providing more support and opportunities for families to develop a strong support system.
We all must continue working towards acceptance, but it starts with educating ourselves. Take the time to learn about another’s perspective to be more aware and accepting of all disabilities, especially Autism.
So, what is Autism? Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. Since Autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with Autism has distinct strengths and challenges. How people with Autism learn, think, and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives. In contrast, others may need less help and, in some cases, live entirely independently.
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