April is Officially Autism Awareness Month in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa City Hall took on a different hue last night for World Autism Awareness Day. Mayor Walt Maddox and the Tuscaloosa City Council signed an official proclamation declaring April Autism Awareness Month in Tuscaloosa.
It was amazing yesterday to see so many people, businesses, and buildings sporting blue to spread awareness for Autism and ASD. Take a look at this Facebook Page for Tuscaloosa Lights it Up Blue for Autism to see people in our community supporting the cause.
Yesterday was great, but it doesn't end there--we have a whole month dedicated to Autism Awareness. What can you do to help?
- Check out all the ways you can be an advocate for Autism with Autism Speaks.
- Learn how to talk to your kids about Autism by reading this blog written by a mom whose son was diagnosed with ASD. (Warning: This post made me cry.)
- Join the Autism Society of Alabama.
- Register for the Tuscaloosa Walk for Autism.
These are just a few ideas. If everyone took time to learn just a little about Autism and ASD, think about what a massive change that could spark! It starts with you and me, so let's be serious about making a difference for Autism Awareness Month.