April is Autism Acceptance Month!
Help Lansing USD 469 celebrate our differences during April in honor of Autism Acceptance Month! This year's theme is "Celebrate Differences" and, according to the Autism Society website, is "designed to build a better awareness of the signs, symptoms, and realities of autism."
For those unfamiliar, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a "complex developmental disability, typically appearing during childhood and affecting a person's ability to communicate and interact with others." The number of autism diagnoses has risen from 1 in 125 children in 2010 to 1 in 54 in 2020. For a list of early signs of ASD, click here.
For a list of ways to celebrate and bring awareness to ASD, visit the PrAACtical AAC website.
If you are a parent of a child with autism and would like a list of ways you can celebrate this month, Lansing USD 469 Assistant Director of Special Education, Dr. Ron Malcolm, recently had a manuscript published in the Autism Parenting Magazine with some ideas for how you can celebrate. You can view the article by clicking the link below:
Dr. Malcolm was named the 2020 Top Autism Solutions Writer for Autism Parenting Magazine and has had nineteen manuscripts published in the magazine. We have all of his manuscripts featured on our website under "Special Education." You can view his articles by clicking the link below: