World Autism Month

What is World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month, an annual opportunity for a dedicated conversation about autism spectrum disorder and those it touches – more than 70 million people globally. Autism Speaks invites friends and neighbors around the world to come together to pledge to go blue to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism, on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) and throughout the month of April.

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Your Dollars at Work: 2018 Highlights

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Provided more than $1.3 million in grants to organizations in 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, in order to increase supports and services for people with autism in their local communities
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Championed ABLE savings accounts for people with disabilities including autism, reaching $171 million in tax-advantaged funds in 41 states and District of Columbia
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Provided more than 40,000 families access to autism-friendly experiences, such as sensory-friendly museum tours, movie screenings, visits with Santa or the Easter Bunny, travel simulations and more