Diversity Program Inclusion Council Recognizes National Autism Awareness Month

The Diversity Program Inclusion Council (DPIC) is happy to show recognition to and highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. The Autism Society has been honoring National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public and ourselves about autism and issues within the autism community.

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. Each individual with autism is unique. Many of those on the autism spectrum have exceptional abilities in visual skills, music and academic skills.