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March 28, 2014

April is Autism Awareness Month. What is autism? From www.autismspeaks.org: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors (Read more here). Throughout the month of April, there are special events that help bring understanding to the special people affected with this, and the families that support them.

April 2 recognizes the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day with an event called "Light it Up Blue". World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities increase and develop world knowledge of the autism crisis and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Autism is one of only three health issues to be recognized by the United Nations with its own day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that take part to Light It Up Blue.

In its tenth year, "Blowing Bubbles for Autism", held on April 1 and supported by www.faces4autism.org, is an event that raises awareness for families facing autism. According to their website, "Bubbles are symbols of joy, hope and laughter. They bring people together. Bubbles make people happy, so why not make a difference AND be happy? People all over the world will be blowing bubbles of support on April, as they have for the past ten years."

Across the district, our students will be participating in these and other events to help bring awareness and understanding to autism. Call your child’s school to see what they are planning, and check our Facebook page for photos of these events!

Autism Awareness Websites
Autism Society | Autism Speaks | Faces 4 Autism | World Autism Awareness Day

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
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