April 2016: Autism Awareness & Acceptance

April 1, 2016

~ See below for a full listing of all of the April 2016 campaign posts to date. ~

Autism Acceptance: AUCD envisions a future in which all people - including those living with autism and related developmental disabilities - are fully included, participating members of their communities. Autism Awareness: We advocate for equitable access to supports and services that lead to self-determination, independence, productivity, and a healthy and satisfying quality of life.

Why Autism?

In December 2007, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. First observed in 2008, it is one of only three official disease-specific UN days. Its purpose is to bring international attention to this complex developmental disorder that affects as many as 1 in 68 children born today, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Our network of 67 UCEDDs, 43 LENDs, and 15 IDDRCs provide cutting edge information and resources; train medical and community professionals in best practices; conduct research on community supports and medical advances; advocate for meaningful policy changes; and involve the voices of people with autism and other developmental disabilities every step of the way.

April 2016

AUCD staff will be using Facebook (@AUCDnetwork) and Twitter (@AUCDnews) to show how network members across the country are positively impacting the lives of individuals with autism, their families, and their communities - with a focus on the entire lifespan. AUCD will highlight the voices of people with autism and their family members, organizational partnerships, training materials, community events, resources, and legislative efforts.


April 2016 Posts

Following is the complete listing of posts for April 2016. Click on an image to learn more.