April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a significant challenge for the behavioral healthcare community. Its prevalence has risen at an alarming rate over recent years, with some 1 in 68 children now recognized as being on the spectrum.
This April isn’t only for autism awareness in and of itself; it is to recognize the clinicians, families, and friends that work tirelessly each day to provide opportunity and create a more tolerant and inclusive society for those living with ASD. As doctors and researchers continue to turn up new discoveries and insights into ASD and how to help those diagnosed, support will always play a critical role in progress.