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Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month

It is a great time to learn more about Autism. Just like there is no one-way to be autistic, there is no one-way to celebrate Acceptance Month!

This month-long celebration was previously called Autism Awareness Month. Through the hard work of many in the Autism advocacy community, the emphasis has shifted to acceptance. The goal is to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 44 children in the United States. In the US, more than 5.4 million adults are autistic.

Acceptance is creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.

Worldwide, Autism is celebrated on April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day. President Biden recently issued a proclamation for World Autism Awareness Day 2023 and, in his State of the Union Address this year, the President called on Congress to increase its support for community living for people with disabilities.