City of Rockville to Recognize World Autism Awareness Day and Month in April with Proclamation

by MCS Staff

April is World Autism Awareness Month and Saturday; April 2, 2022, is World Autism Awareness Day. Each year, the Rockville city council and mayor recognize World Autism Awareness Day and World Autism Awareness Month with a proclamation.

Per the City of Rockville:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the result of a neurological disorder that is estimated to affect more than three million people and one in sixty-eight children in the United States.

ASD occurs among all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Boys are almost five times more likely to be identified with ASD than girls. It is estimated to be the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.

The Centers for Disease Control tracks the number and characteristics of children with ASD, researches what puts children at risk for ASD, and promotes early identification.

Facts:

• Autism Spectrum Disorder is the result of a neurological disorder affecting more than three million people and affects one in sixty-eight children in the United States.
• Autism Spectrum Disorder is estimated to be the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States by The Centers for Disease Control and Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.
• Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding research on autism and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families, promoting the awareness of autism worldwide, and considering the growing impact of autism spectrum disorders and the need for greater awareness and services.
• The City of Rockville promotes inclusion in recreation programs by involving parents and caregivers in planning that focuses on participants’ strengths and incorporating program modifications that allow children with autism to share activities and experiences with other participants.

For further information contact One World Center for Autism Inc. by calling the following: Phone: 301-618-8395 or email: info@worldforautism.org or visit their website:

Mayor and Council recognize World Autism Awareness Day and World Autism Awareness Month each year with a proclamation.

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Emily Calderon March 31, 2022 - 5:57 pm

Please do NOT support Autism Speaks. They hate Autistic people and promote the filicide of Autistic children. They want to “cure” and irradiate Autistic people. They do not elect Autistic people to their board, and do not listen to the feedback of Autistic people. Less than 5% of their proceeds actually go to Autistic people and our families. They use offensive and unaccepted terminology to refer to Autism and Autistic people. They also believe Autism to be a tragedy. Please do NOT support them or use the symbols and colors that they promote for Autism.
– Sincerely, an Autistic person.

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Emily Calderon March 31, 2022 - 5:59 pm

But thank you MoCoShow for speaking about Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month and Day. ❤️♾♿️

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