The Importance of Spreading Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness pic
Autism Awareness
Image: autismspeaks.org

A graduate of Marist College, Max Edelsack has amassed experience in sales, management, and sports broadcasting, and he also holds a national license for bartending. Active in the community, Max Edelsack participates in a number of ways with his local Autism awareness organization.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one of every 68 children born in the United States receives a disorder diagnosis on the autism spectrum. This prevalence might suggest that most people are familiar with autism, but still many have yet to develop an understanding of the condition. Autism awareness programs aim to address this issue.

While various organizations take different approaches, they remain united in their goal: to create familiarity with autism, to dispel the associated stigmas and stereotypes, and to encourage the public to more openly embrace and accommodate individuals with autism. Research has shown that the autism spectrum features a wide variety of characteristics, and spreading awareness about these variations can help eliminate negative and even harmful generalizations about the condition and the people who have it.

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