April is Autism Acceptance Month
Autism Acceptance Month encourages embracing and celebrating the unique qualities of individuals on the autism spectrum. By fostering understanding and inclusion, we can create a society that recognizes their talents and strengths. Let’s move beyond awareness, embrace neurodiversity, and work towards a world where people with autism feel valued, respected, and supported in reaching their full potential.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 36 children in the United States today. - AutismSpeaks.org
Research confirms that individuals with autism can benefit from a number of therapies that include sound and music. For example, a study demonstrated that music therapy can have positive effects on social interaction and communication skills of children with ASD. Another study examined the effects of vibroacoustic technology on challenging behaviors in individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. They found that the use of vibroacoustic technology reduced self-injurious, stereotypic, and aggressive destructive behaviors in participants.
In honor of this time, we followed SUBPAC artist, Mitchell Law, into one of his biggest performances yet...
For more information about autism, visit autismspeaks.org