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History and Significance of Autism Awareness Month

April 10, 2019

Organizations and individuals across the world, every year, observe April as Autism Awareness Month. Events are held to raise public awareness and educate local communities about autism spectrum disorders. The first National Autism Awareness month was held by the Autism Society in 1970. Over the past 50 years, autism has emerged as the fastest-growing developmental disability, affecting one in 59 children in the US and creating barriers to employment and independent living. It used to be one in 2,000 children in the 1970s and 1980s. Activities surrounding Autism Awareness Month have increased with time. The UN has marked April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day. A resolution in this regard was passed in the UN General Assembly on November 1st, 2007 and adopted on December 18th the same year. Participation in Autism Awareness Month activities There are a number of ways you can ... View Post

Being Sensitive to People on the Autism Spectrum

April 30, 2019

Autism spectrum disorders affect the way a person?s bodyand brain work. People with autism may have trouble speaking or communicatingin a social situation. Nearly 30% of individuals on the spectrum are nonverbal.They often don?t communicate as much as others do; are sensitive to noise, light,and textures; and may prefer to sit quietly in a corner. However, these traits don?t undermine the fact that peopleon the spectrum are capable, passionate, intelligent, and honest. The onus is onthe ... View Post

10 Ideas to Observe NDEAM and Raise Disability Employment Awareness at Work

October 04, 2019

The US Department of Labor has chosen The Right Talent, Right Now theme to observe the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this year. Back in 1988, the US Congress declared October as the NDEAM to raise awareness about the employment needs and contributions of differently-abled people. The theme for 2019 underscores the role that people with different abilities play towards America’s economic success, particularly when global competition and historically low levels of ... View Post