It just so happens that at the most crucial point of my project where all hands are on deck to finish that April is Autism awareness month! People are learning more and more as time goes on. We are still a long way from knowing everything about autism but the general public are getting more and more accepting of autism and related social disruptions as they know how hard it can be for the families involved. Autism has such a varied spectrum which we could all be on and more and more people are being diagnosed with autism. So this month is all about letting the general public know what autism is all about and that people with autism just see the world from a different perspective:
“Let’s embrace a new perspective. For 50 years we have worked in communities (both large and small) to ensure our actions, through our services and programming, supported all individuals living with autism. Let’s expand this work to focus on the rest of us – ensuring acceptance and inclusion in schools and communities that results in true appreciation of the unique aspects of all people. We want to get one step closer to a society where those with ASDs are truly valued for their unique talents and gifts.”
A quote from http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/ that encourages us to have an open mind to autism as a whole and work together to ensure the highest quality life for those with ASD.