World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is dedicated to shining a light on autism and celebrating the unique persons with autism all around the world. The CDC last reported in 2018 that on average 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism each year and, given those figures, its estimated that most families are touched by autism or an autism spectrum disorder.
"2020 the Year of Kindness"
"Together, we can make a kinder more inclusive world." is this year's theme.
They encourage us to wear the color blue or display the Autism Puzzle symbol to help raise awareness not only on April 2nd but all month long.
Today consider photographing the color blue, something unique, puzzle pieces, incorporating the 2020 theme or sharing how your family has been touch by autism.