April 14, 2024 2:51 pm
World Autism Awareness Day falls on April 2nd

Autism is a developmental condition that affects communication and socialization, with a spectrum that ranges from mild to severe. In the United States, one out of 36 children is diagnosed with the condition. To promote acceptance and celebrate differences, people around the world recognize World Autism Awareness Day.

In Yuma, a local non-profit is working to support those affected by autism in the community. Their efforts include integrating members into the community, helping with job searches, and participating in Special Olympics events. Francisco Medel, Residential Manager at Our Choice Human Services in Yuma, emphasized the importance of including individuals with autism in community activities.

One way to show support for autism awareness is by wearing the color blue, which symbolizes calmness and acceptance. Additionally, making a donation or attending an awareness event are other ways to make a difference. Offering support to someone you know who is affected by autism can also be an effective way to promote acceptance and celebrate diversity.

By coming together and recognizing the unique qualities of individuals with autism, we can work towards promoting acceptance and celebrating diversity.

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