April is National Austism Awareness Month

People with autism can do amazing things, and DDSO is proud to join the Autism Society to celebrate National Autism Awareness Month. It’s a great opportunity to learn more, and you can read our two blog articles on the history and personal stories of those who have experienced the spectrum of autism.

Download a free poster to share here!

“Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation.

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.”

– Autism-Society.org

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