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April is Autism Awareness Month

Happy Autism Awareness Month. Every April, the Autism Society promotes its nationwide campaign to increase awareness of autism-related issues. The larger goal of the campaign is increase inclusion and self-determination for everyone in the United States, regardless their health and/or disability status. The Autism Society hopes that everyone who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, will have the opportunity to experience the highest quality of life that is possible for them.

This year, the Autism Society says that it wants to go beyond merely promoting awareness of Autism. It is also asking for collaborators and friends to partner up with the organization to encourage appreciation and acceptance of people with this condition. The Autism Society has been working for more than 50 years to support people who have autism. This year, the society says it wants to increase acceptance of people with autism in a society that appreciates those with autism for their unique gifts and talents.

There are four main ways that autism is celebrated during National Autism Month. First, there are Congressional and presidential declarations. Second, there are online activities and events. Third, there are local activities and events carried out through affiliates. Fourth, there are partner opportunities.

Minnesota residents suffering from autism may be severely inhibited with regard to the types of jobs they are able to perform. In fact, some individuals may not be able to work at all. Fortunately, Social Security disability is often an option for people with severe autism. If you or a loved one are unable to earn an income as a result of autism, consider speaking with an attorney to explore the chances of filing for Social Security disability benefits.

Source: Autism Society, "National Autism Awareness Month," accessed April 08, 2016

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