MDI would like to help spread the word about Autism and other related developmental disorders. Autism affects one out of every 88 children in the United States alone. According to Autism speaks, children and adults with Autism experience social-emotional difficulties, communication challenges and prolonged periods of repetitive behaviors.
The intention of Autism Awareness Month is to educate the public about Autism in order to promote early diagnosis and support the families that have children that have Autism. Families need emotional support and training as they deal with many of the behaviors that accompany autism.