Happy National Autism Awareness Month!


Oakland University

The bright colors on the ribbon represent the hope that people with autism have when they are finally able to socialize with the world in their own way.

Melissa Eugene, Club Member

The month of April is National Autism Awareness Month! This is the month where we acknowledge and educate others about autism, and the diversity among it.

If you don’t know already, autism can be defined as “a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by challenges with social communication, and by restricted and repetitive behaviors.” In simple terms, it basically means that the way a certain child’s brain develops is different which causes them to face different challenges the world has.

Autism Awareness Month first came about in April of 1970.

If you’ve ever noticed, every time you look up autism and you go on images, it is a tendency that you see puzzle pieces. This is because autism represents a diverse amount of people who have autism and not just a single group.

During this month of April, learn a little more about Autism and the diversity it brings. Maybe you could educate others!