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Autism Acceptance Month — Here’s why the name is important
April 5, 2022
April used to be known as Autism Awareness Month. But in 2021, the designation changed to Autism Acceptance Month.
It’s a simple – but important – revision.
The Autism Society of America announced the suggested shift in terminology last year, urging the media to go along, in order to ignite change in the lives of those with autism and their families, said Christopher Banks, president and CEO of The Autism Society of America.