Autism Awareness Month
As many of you know, April is Autism Awareness Month. This month is designed to raise awareness and encourage acceptance of those who have autism, or have an autistic family member. Whathealth.com defines Autism as “a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people.” No two cases of Autism are the same, and people will generally exhibit symptoms that are very unique. Some of the more common symptoms are: problems interacting with others, difficulty showing empathy, difficulty with physical contact, sensitivity to changes in their environment, difficulty with speech, and a hard time coping with changes to their routine.
Although Autism affects 1 in every 110 children, many people are not aware of the symptoms or behaviors that may be exhibited. The goal of Autism Awareness Month is to educate the general public about Autism so that they may understand and accept those living with the condition. There are many events taking place in local communities throughout the month of April that are designed to educate the public and increase awareness. This Saturday, April 29, 2017 you can find the Cognitive Health Solutions team at Autism York’s Big Give. The event is from 10 AM- 2 PM at Cousler Park in York. This event has something for everyone, so be sure to stop by and say hello!