April is World Autism Awareness Month
Learn more about Autism from our home care team.
For more than a decade now April 2nd has marked a special day to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. The United Nations in 2007 proclaim April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day but it also became a day to start a global conversation about autism. The goal is to raise awareness and understand of autism across the world. Autism effects many of us – wherever we live, whatever our age. So, it’s important for us all to understand more about Autism. On April 2nd, Autism Speaks and other global organizations also encourage everyone to wear blue to mark the day in the hopes that it will open up the dialogue about Autism to a wider range of people.
In order to expand this learning beyond a day, April as a whole is World Autism Month and here at Annie’s Place we intend to talk to more people about Autism throughout the month. We are fortunate to serve a wide range of individuals on the Autism Spectrum and it has really opened up our eyes to Autism and the idea that individuals with Autism see the world through a unique lens.
This lens is a wonderful thing as they often look at the world differently and sometimes see things that many of us don’t see. If you are touched by Autism in some way, you may understand what we mean by that. It really has been an eye-opening experience for our team. Luckily in this day-and-age there are a number of resources out there for individuals with Autism and their families.
One of the most important things is to seek out information and to know there is a community around you. At Annie’s Place, we are grateful to be part of that community and provide support to individuals with Autism as well as to families who need rest from taking care of their loved ones. Part of creating a successful journey with Autism is developing a solid village of support around you.
Check out our Services page or get in touch with Annie’s Place today if you want to learn more about our range of services.
Don’t forget to wear blue today (April 2nd) on World Autism Awareness Day and keep an eye out on our Facebook page, Instagram and our website for more information on Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the month of April.