While Autism Awareness Month is in April, there are many ways to get involved in the autism community year-round. Say’s Dr Michael,here are some ideas for how to use Autism Awareness Month to get active in the autism community:
Autism events are a great way to get involved in the autism community. There are many events that can be found on the internet and it is not hard at all to find one near you. Some examples of Autism Events are:
- Walk for Autism
- Golf Tournament for Autism
- Fun Run for Autism
Autism Awareness Month.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. It’s also National Minority Health Month, and National Volunteer Month.
So what exactly does that mean?
Autism Awareness refers to the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how its symptoms affect children, adults and families around the world. Every year since 2007, organizations have been holding events to raise awareness about ASD as well as other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease or multiple sclerosis.
Autism Speaks is a non-profit organization dedicated to autism research, awareness, and advocacy. Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright. The Wrights’ grandson Christian was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3.
Autism Speaks has more than 50 chapters in the United States and Canada. Its combined efforts have raised over $80 million for autism research since its inception in 2005.
Autism Speaks Global Day of Change.
This event is a day of action for people to join together in the fight against autism by raising awareness and funds for research.
People can participate in a variety of ways, such as:
- Joining an event in their community that has been organized by the Autism Speaks chapter.
- Participating in national events like a walk or bike ride. These are typically held on April 2nd, but some chapters may hold them at another time if they don’t have an organized event that day.
To learn more about participating, visit [this link](https://www.autismspeaksgobaldayofchange2018/) which has all the information you need to know about how you can get involved!
Here are some ideas for how to use Autism Awareness Month to get active in the autism community.
- Get involved in a local autism event.
- Donate to autism charities.
- Volunteer with an autism charity.
We hope that you’ve found some inspiration here. We encourage you to make use of these tools, resources and events to get more involved in the autism community and help create a better future for all people with autism. Remember that it doesn’t have to be all about awareness—it can also be about education! If there are people in your life who don’t understand what autism is, do what you can to teach them. Share these articles with them or talk about them together over dinner one night this month so everyone has a chance at understanding what life is like from an autistic person’s perspective.