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April is Autism Awareness Month in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 21

April is Autism Awareness Month under Massachusetts General law. The prevalence of Autism today in the United States is one in every 68 children, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). That is more than double the prevalence in 2002, of one in every 150 children. April is dedicated to raising awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is estimated to be the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States by both CDC and Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM).

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month 2017 Posted on Apr 1

Governor Charlie Baker has issued a proclamation recognizing the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. The proclamation reads: A Proclamation Whereas Autism Spectrum Disorder is the result of a neurological disorder that can affect anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic background; and   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month 2017

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month Posted on Apr 25

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month

  Governor Charlie Baker has issued a proclamation setting apart the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. The proclamation reads: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Charles D. Baker Whereas Autism Spectrum Disorder is the result of a neurological disorder that   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 8

Massachusetts General Law sets apart the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is generally known as Autism, is defined as a complex developmental disability that affects an individual’s verbal and non-verbal communication, social awareness and interactions. The term “spectrum”   …Continue Reading April is Autism Awareness Month in Massachusetts