World Autism Awareness Month: Apr 1 - 30, 2018

The goal of this month is to educate the public and build awareness around autism spectrum disorders, and the difficulties and challenges that children with autism face.  The official imagery has since come to be a puzzle pieces as to represent the complexity of autism spectrum disorders, and also, as every puzzle piece is different in some way, they represent the diversity of every individual affected by autism.  Lastly, the bright colors of the puzzle pieces signify hope - hope that through increased awareness, early intervention and appropriate treatments, all people with autism will be able to lead happier, fuller, more complete lives and improve their daily living skills.

Click here to view an introduction to autism aimed to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance.  It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone.