Autism Awareness presented by Nutley Auto Kia

April is World Autism Month, and Autism Speaks is inviting you to help them create a kinder world for people with autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability which now includes several conditions such as autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger syndrome.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. While someone can be reliably diagnosed by age 4 with ASD, the signs and symptoms typically last throughout a person’s lifetime.

People with ASD often have problems with social, emotional, and communication skills while dealing with their own distinct set of strengths and challenges. Autism currently affects more than 60 million people worldwide.

Autism Speaks is committed to making 2020 the “Year of Kindness” and have set a goal to achieve one million acts of kindness.

Click here for additional news and updates surrounding World Autism Month.