Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month, a month dedicated to understanding, accepting, and empowering people with autism worldwide.

Autism Acceptance Month envisions a world where all people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, have the support they need to reach their full potential.

What is Autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a term used to describe a group of neurological conditions that impact the brain’s ability to process social cues, which affects the way one communicates and interacts with others. Because it is a spectrum disorder, autism impacts each person differently. Some have mild symptoms and require less support, while others benefit from lifelong care.

Facts About Autism

The Center for Autism at Sheppard Pratt

Our multidisciplinary team of skilled clinicians provides autism diagnostic services and case management services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder throughout the lifespan.

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  • Embrace Autism Acceptance Month

    In the News

    Behavioral Services Manager Tom Flis shares what you should know about autism acceptance month and how we can all work to adapt and welcome everyone into our daily lives.

  • Early signs of autism

    In the News

    Tom Flis, behavioral services manager, shares some of the early signs of autism that parents should look out for in their child.

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  • Tips for Reducing Stress in Children with Autism

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    Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) behave in much the same way as children without ASD when it comes to stressful situations. One key difference is that…

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