Proudly serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953.

Join us in recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month. In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all individuals affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which has now evolved into Autism Acceptance Month (AAM). This April, support efforts to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change all around the world . The Autism Society of America, the nation’s oldest leading grassroots autism organization, is proud to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month again with its “Celebrate Differences” campaign. Designed to build a better awareness of the signs, symptoms, and realities of autism, #CelebrateDifferences focuses on providing information and resources for communities to be more aware of autism, promote acceptance, and be more inclusive in everyday life. The prevalence of autism in the United States has risen from 1 in 125 children in 2010 to 1 in 54 in 2020. Recognizing this continued increase, the goal for AAM is to further increase awareness about autism signs, symptoms and opportunities through: information and referrals, events, printable and digital resources, and community partnerships with businesses and organizations dedicated to building inclusive experiences. 

Austism Awareness April

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The Arc Knox County is a nonprofit organization that is committed to providing programs and services for people with intellectual disabilities in Knox County; safeguarding their rights and protecting their welfare; and helping each individual achieve the highest possible level of personal growth and independence.

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