National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM) in the United States is celebrated throughout April. It was established during the 1970s as a means of raising public awareness about autism and tackling issues affecting those with the condition.
Some events that take place during National Autism Awareness Month include Presidential or Congressional declarations, as well as online and local activities.
Members of the public can also participate and show their support by adding the NAAM logo to their social media page, signing up for the Autism Matters newsletter, sharing experiences of autism, wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon or creating their own event. People might also contact their state and federal representatives and ask them to show their support via the "Vote 4 Autism" campaign.