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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month - Awareness, Action, Inclusion, Acceptance, Appreciation

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month — a time to promote awareness, action, inclusion, acceptance and appreciation for those individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families and friends.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others — it can cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of life. ASD is referred to as a spectrum because it includes a very wide range of behaviors, skills, and levels of disability.

As we raise awareness and help to create a community where all individuals are embraced and respected, we celebrate the unique contributions of those with ASD. We encourage you to take action as well by:

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Organized in 1955 by a group of parents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc Pikes Peak Region is a local chapter of a national organization of parents, professionals and interested citizens.

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