According to the CDC, roughly 5.4 million adults in the U.S. are autistic. This April, celebrate differences in honor of Autism Acceptance Month. Here are five ways you can celebrate peoples’ differences:
1. Learn About Autism
Check out the Autism Society and learn about Autism and how everyone’s story is different.
2. Read a Book
Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed with give you a deeper understanding of what life looks like from the eyes of a teenager who is autistic.
3. Volunteer at an Event
Use organizations like JustServe and volunteer at local or remote events that encourage and celebrate differences.
4. Participate in a Run/Walk
Promote awareness and acceptance of Autism by participating in this virtual run/walk from anywhere you’d like.
5. Get Involved
Advocates, Non-Profits, and various communities work daily to support the continued development around policies and programs that provide a positive impact on individuals and families with autism. Use Autism Speaks Resource Guide to see where you can get involved in your local community.