April is full of things that are easy to see: trees budding out, flowers blooming and other welcome weather changes. But it’s also Autism Awareness Month, when we shine the light on something that’s not too easy to see, or treat. Autism is a disorder many of us know all too well, and it is rare to find anyone whose life has not bee touched in some way by this affliction, whether in close family or distant acquaintance.
The truly insidious nature of the disorder is that it attacks children, young children, generally manifesting as early as three years old. And the even more disheartening fact is that autism is on the rise — 1 in every 68 births in America is an autistic child, including one in every 42 boys. While medical science and developmental psychology have made great strides in identifying the sufferers, that does mean we are any closer to prevention. We at Scrubin want to change that, and we know you do, too.
Since the 1970s, April has served as National Autism Awareness Month. Efforts include outreach to local communities and health organizations, promoting awareness and educating the general public. This year is no different, and so we wanted to share how we’re plugging in, and how you can be a part of the change as well.
Check out our Autism Awareness scrub tops and wear them to work to show your support!
To find out how else you can help, please visit www.autism-society.org. There is a lot of work to do, and the fight against Autism needs all hands on deck.