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File #: 18-516    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order of Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/18/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 4/24/2018 Final action:
Title: Proclamation of Autism Awareness Month
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Proclamation of Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society of America, the nation's leading nonprofit autism organization, held the first National Autism Awareness Month in April 1970 to launch a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, advocate for lifelong programs and services for individuals within the autism spectrum and their families, and to ensure that those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. Autism Awareness Month was officially adopted by Congress in 1984.

Autism Awareness Month is a time when individuals, communities, and organizations join together to increase understanding and acceptance of ASD and to raise awareness of the disorder. Each year, Autism Awareness Month is celebrated throughout the month of April, with events to educate local communities and raise public awareness about autism. ASD is a complex developmental disability that affects an individual's ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is the fastest-growing development disability in the United States, with one in every 68 children being identified as having autism. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Mayor has signed a City Proclamation, proclaiming the month of April, 2018, as Autism Awareness Month in the City of Santa Clara.

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