National Autism Awareness Month

Celebrated since the 1970s, the National Autism Awareness Month promotes acceptance of autism in schools and communities and draws attention to those diagnosed with the problem. One of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the U.S., autism is characterized by difficulties in the way a person interacts and communicates with other people. An illness that affects one in every 110 children in the U.S., autism is a lifelong developmental disability that can be present from birth or from early childhood and has no singular known cause.