World Autism Awareness Week is from March 28th to April 3rd. This week aims to raise awareness about autism and ensure the highest quality of life for those living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While there is no cure for autism, with the right behavioral therapy, education, and life skills, children with autism can lead happy and healthy lives. One critical element in this is autism parent training. An autism parent training program helps parents and family members understand autism and how they can be proactive in their child’s development.
At Camp Worth, we celebrate World Autism Awareness Week with continuing support for teens aged 11-17 living with autism and their families. Our autism parent training program covers many topics, such as managing negative behavior and dealing with day-to-day issues that are common with your teen’s symptoms. To learn how you can help spread autism spectrum disorder awareness, call 855.915.2545 today to speak with our knowledgeable staff or connect with us online.
What Is World Autism Awareness Week?
World Autism Awareness Week spreads awareness of autism and promotes acceptance to ignite change. In 1972, the Autism Society held the first National Autistic Children’s Week, which became Autism Acceptance Month. Today, World Autism Awareness Week kicks off Autism Acceptance Month with World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd.
Research shows that one in 160 children worldwide is living with some form of autism spectrum disorder. This week brings attention to this treatable disease and ways that they are helping spread autism spectrum disorder awareness through their work in:
- Enhancing global understanding and acceptance of people with autism
- Being a catalyst for life-enhancing research breakthroughs
- Increasing early childhood screening and timely interventions
- Improving the transition to adulthood
- Ensuring access to reliable information and services
At Camp Worth, our residential facility offers full-service programs and services to help your teen’s development in all aspects of their lives. We also help parents and family members learn how they can help their child or sibling lead a more independent life.
Helping Spread Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness
One of the best ways to help spread autism spectrum disorder awareness is through education. Take the time to go online and learn all you can about autism and how it affects each person differently. Look for events in your community that you can attend and even volunteer.
Other ways that you can help include:
- Wear blue to show your support. You can purchase clothing and accessories to help show your support and donate to the cause.
- On social media, share your experiences with autism with the hashtag #LightItUpWithKindness and #LightItUpBlue.
- On April 2nd, turn your home or office blue to show your support with blue lightbulbs.
- Join the Autism Speaks Kindness Campaign to show your support through daily acts of kindness.
- Donate to help fund future research and development in helping improve the lives of children living with autism.
Celebrate World Autism Awareness Week with Camp Worth
At Camp Worth, we help spread awareness of autism throughout World Autism Awareness Week and beyond by improving the lives of teens with autism and their families. We provide high-quality education and treatment programs to give teens the best chance at leading a happy and productive life.
Our autism therapy programs include:
- Autism parent training program
- Medication management
- Individual therapy program
- Social skills groups
- Functional skills training program
We work with teen boys and girls aged 11-17 through our residential treatment facility, where they will develop all of the life skills they need to lead a more independent life. For more information about World Autism Awareness Week and our autism parent training program, fill out our online contact form or call 855.915.2545 today.