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April Is National Autism Awareness Month


April 10, 2019

The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970, and in 2015, then President Barack Obama issued a White House proclamation recognizing World Autism Awareness Day as April 2.

These designations are part of a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion, and self-determination for all and to assure that each person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is afforded the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. ASD affects about one in every 68 children in the United States and is the fastest-growing disability catego...

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