In 2008, The United Nations General Assembly announced April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day. Join us this April for World Autism Month.
Autism takes many forms and affects more than 70 million people and their families. In 2018 the Centre of Disease Control determined that approximately 1 in 59 children were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that year.
As autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin says, "the world needs all kinds of minds" and we couldn't agree more. Part of our focus at Special Needs Emergency Preparedness is to help bridge the gap between emergency preparedness training and those with special needs.
Throughout the month of April, we will be showing our support for Autism Awareness Month by featuring additional articles and information related to autism and emergency preparedness.
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