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Autism Resources and Community (ARC)

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      About Autism

      Autism Awareness Month: The History and Today

      What is Autism Awareness Month?

      Each year during the month of April, individuals and organizations across the globe celebrate Autism Awareness Month with events to educate local communities and raise public awareness about autism. Almost 50 years have passed since the Autism Society held the first National Autism Awareness month in April of 1970. Since then, autism has become the fastest growing developmental disability in the world, with the diagnosis rate of children with autism increasing from 1 in every 2000 children in the 1970's and 1980's[1] to 1 in every 68 children today[2].

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      Updated by Laura Danforth on 4/1/17 4:06 PM

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