Autism Awareness 2016

Local Happenings Magazine
April-May 2016 Edition
Linda Haymes, PhD, BCBA-D
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Graduate School of Education

Nearly 25 years ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all. Its purpose was to assure the people with Autism Spectrum Disorder had the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. They affect people in different ways and can range from mild to severe, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

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