AUCD Recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month

April 1, 2011

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) joins with the autism community in promoting awareness about autism this April during Autism Awareness Month and throughout the year. The prevalence of autism and related developmental disabilities has increased dramatically in recent years; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that this developmental disability now affects one in every 110 children. 

>>Read AUCD's press release on Autism Awareness Month.


What's Happening in Autism at AUCD

Upcoming AUCD Webinars:

Find Past Autism Related Webinars in AUCD's Webinar Library

Our Federal Partners celebrate Autism Awareness Month:

About AUCD

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. Network members consist of:

These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. A full directory and more information are provided online at

About Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.  For more information about autism and early warning signs, see CDC's Autism Information Center and Learn the Signs Act Early Campaign.