Anser is dedicated to increasing awareness about the autism spectrum, we encourage everyone to take this time to learn about neurodiversity and autism, promote acceptance and create more inclusive environments for all.
About Autism Awareness Month
Each April, National Autism Awareness Month is dedicated to increasing awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a group of developmental disorders; the symptoms, characteristics, and severity may vary for each individual. ASD. Autism Society launched the month-long observance to promote awareness, understanding, and self-determination. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 5,437,988 (2.21%) adults in the 1 United States have ASD, which includes diagnoses of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. About 1 in 54 children in the United States have been diagnosed with ASD, according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Since the diagnosis 2 of Autism Spectrum Disorder is complicated, it is recommended that individuals meet with medical professionals and specialists who have training and experience in this highly specialized area.
Self Reflection Questions:
- What are some of the perceptions we have about ASD?
- How can employers expand their hiring strategy to include highly functioning individuals, those who may be on the ASD?
- How can we support the parents of children with ASD?