April is National Autism Awareness Month and The Arc of Southern Maryland consumers and staff proudly displayed their blue in support of the national awareness campaign. Each year April 2 is designated as World Autism Awareness Day.
In an effort to create awareness about Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the Autism Society launched a national campaign nearly 24 years ago. The goal is to increase awareness about autism, help provide acceptance andopportunities for inclusion for individuals on the spectrum.
Today nearly one in every 68 children in America arediagnosed on the Autism spectrum. The Autism Awareness Puzzle and the color blue are the signature color and logo recognized with the awareness campaign.
As the leading advocate for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living and working in SouthernMaryland, The Arc is dedicated to creating awareness and inclusion for all citizens.