April 1 – 31 is National Autism Awareness Month and New Horizons Wellness Services is working to empower people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with the information and resources they need to live their lives to the fullest potential. We are also working to help others become more aware and accepting of people with ASD.
Recently, the CDC declared that 1 in 68 (a 30% increase from previous figures) children may be impacted by ASD, so it’s a fair bet that each one of us knows someone with autism or someone who has a family member or friend with autism. Since this disorder is a spectrum and not everyone with a diagnosis of ASD “appears” to have autism, you may know someone on the spectrum and not even realize it. That’s why it’s important to dispel all of the myths and misinformation to understand and accept what having an ASD really means.
To promote awareness and acceptance, we invite you to continue following our blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more. Also, we encourage you to join in the conversation! We will be posting helpful and informative information about autism throughout the month of April.