World Autism Awareness Day

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World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated internationally on April 2 to help increase awareness of autism and the acceptance of those who have autism.

This year marks the 15th annual World Autism Day, which is a United Nations-sanctioned event. According to the Center for Disease and Control, approximately 1 in 44 children in the United States is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

People often show support on World Autism Awareness Day by wearing blue or lighting up their homes and businesses blue. The color blue symbolizes feelings of calm, comfort, and acceptance in a world that can sometimes be loud and chaotic for those with autism.  

Please join all of us at TwinStar Credit Union in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day this year. Together, we can make those with autism feel more accepted — and help them reach their full potential.