April is recognized as World Autism Month, supported by the global organization Autism Speaks. The month-long events seeks to focus on individuals living on the Autism spectrum, along with the friends, families, and communities that they are a daily part of. It also hopes to highlight the work that still needs to be done to create a truly inclusive society.
Accounts can support this mission by stocking titles that feature firsthand accounts from individuals on the spectrum as well as modern research and investigations in the field. As an added opportunity for support, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2nd, 2020. Major landmarks, businesses, and groups around the world will feature blue displays and autism-friendly events as a show of support—and your accounts can, too! Autism-friendly bookstore events could include sensory-friendly readings and screenings (lowered lighting, softer speech, open to movement, etc.) or a community reception with educational materials and activities.
For more information, visit Autism Speaks at https://www.autismspeaks.org/.
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