Have you been seeing a lot of puzzle ribbons lately? How about seas of people wearing blue and walking for a cause? That’s because April is National Autism Awareness Month!
What is National Autism Awareness Month?
Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America. Almost twenty-five years ago the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and inclusion. National Autism Awareness Month has since grown to become an inspirational movement.
How can I get involved?
There are many ways you can help raise awareness and participate in Autism Awareness Month. Here are a few to get you started:
The Exceptional Family Member Program and their community partners will host Autism Awareness Month events throughout the month of April. To find events happening near you, contact your local EFMP office. Events will also be announced on installation Facebook pages.
Are you a Marine or family member who requires assistive technology in the workplace? Then you need to take advantage of the resources offered by the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program.
Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but the demands can also be overwhelming. If the stress of caregiving is not dealt with properly it can take a toll on your health and state of mind.