In honor of April as National Autism Awareness Month, I’ll be posting one blog post a week sharing related news about autism, such as signs to look out for in your kids, things you can do at home to help, new research being conducted on autism and more!
National Autism Awareness Month was launched by the Autism Society nearly a quarter century ago, in order to promote autism awareness. According to their website, this year the society would like to go beyond “simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation.”
Like me, you can participate in Autism Awareness Month through simple ways too. Here in Hawai’i, the Hawaii Autism Foundation has events taking place throughout the month. Take a look at their calendar to see if there are any seminars, conferences or film showings you’d like to attend. Here’s the link: http://www.hawaiiautismfoundation.org/calendar/
· Donate to TACA (Talk About Curing Autism), HAF (Hawaii Autism Foundation) or another local autism foundation/charity. Any small amount would help.
· Recognize somebody who is affected by autism and share your nomination on social media.
· Share one of my blogs this month on your social media and encourage people to become more educated on the subject.
Tell me your own experience with autism for a special chance to be featured on the blog! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org