Autism has been a popular topic for discussion in medicine for a long time. While a few experts have expressed their views on various treatments available for autism, some experts still believe that it cannot be treated completely. Therefore, it is reasonable to infer that autism is a challenge that even beats the experts. However, it is generally believed that a heightened awareness on the complication goes a long way to prevent its harmful effects on children.
We will dig deeper into how you can celebrate autism awareness month in a remarkable manner. Here are the 7 top-notch ideas to make autism awareness month, a memorable event:
1. Use Social Media To Heighten Awareness Of Autism
Social media has taken us by storm over the last few years, thanks to some renowned social websites like Facebook and Twitter. Sharing a post or a story has never been so easy before.
You can post the links to websites with content that educates people on autism on your Facebook page and tag your friends in it. If the saying, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” is anything to go by, we can safely conclude that there is no substitute to awareness, especially when it comes to dealing with autism.
As for Twitter, you can post your views on autism on your blog and share it with your friends on Twitter. In the world of social media, sharing is caring and in this way, you can make a contribution in this connection.
2. Organize A Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Autism Among People
You can organize a campaign to increase public awareness of autism. This noble ideal will surely benefit many people. You may do it either at school or your workplace. This is the best way to join the movement against autism.
3. Hang Out With An Autistic Family Member Or A Friend
There cannot be a better way to celebrate autism awareness month than hanging out with a family member or a friend with autism. It helps build a close rapport with them.
4. Wear A Pin Or Ribbon
This is a smart idea to capture the attention of people as they are more likely to notice it and ask you about it. You can take this opportunity to educate people on autism.
5. Acknowledge Those Who Have Helped Improve The Lives Of Autistic Children
We owe a debt of gratitude to those therapists or teachers who have played a role in improving the lives of autistic children. The right way to thank such people is to acknowledge their efforts, which can go a long way toward motivating them to maximize their involvement in such efforts.
6. Learn More About Autism
As discussed earlier, autism remains a popular topic for discussion these days. You can seize the opportunity with both hands to know more about autism for future reference. You may read a book on autism or any article related to autism on the internet.
7. Raise A Charity
You can donate money, or raise a charity to provide financial support to any organization, which works to improve the lives of autistic children. This may help its efforts go along nicely.
A study indicates that contrary to popular myth that the cases of autism have started to decline, there has been a sharp increase in cases of autism. According to the study, “Approximately one in 68 children aged 8 years living in sites participating in the ADDM Network surveillance areas met the ASD case criteria for the 2012 surveillance year.”
In terms of statistics, the study emphasizes that there were lesser number of cases of ASD among Hispanic children and black children who belong to non-Hispanic eethnicity in comparison to their non-Hispanic white counterparts.
Considering the fact that a majority of nonwhite autistic children are not evaluated, the study suggests that all children should be evaluated at the earliest so as to identify them. If detected, they should be provided with treatment to prevent or minimize the negative effects of autism on them. This can only be achieved by awareness. Therefore it is important to press ahead with the efforts to make people aware of every facet of autism in such a way that it can prevent the complication from reaching crisis proportions.