Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Month

Today we simply don’t know enough about autism. In fact, April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. This is the time to encourage understanding and highlight the unique talents of those with autism.  Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions that affect an individual’s ability to interact with others. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States today, according to the CDC. In addition, the Autism Society.org is moving away from Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month.

Autism Coordination Across the Federal Government

Meanwhile, the National Autism Coordinator is tasked with reporting to Congress in regards to people with autism, from their childhood to adulthood.  The Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder report, outlines the needed research and services devoted to this period in the lives of people with ASD.

Genetics of ASD

Studies are suggesting that there are genetic variants that may play an influential role in autism. Likewise, there was A new study published February 2021, and highlighted in the NIH Director’s Blog as well as popular press articles, regarding those findings. In fact, nearly 12,000 individuals with ASD, and more than 23,000 individuals without ASD were studied.  Above all, that data revealed 102 genes were linked to the disorder.

Autism in Girls and Women

In addition, why is ASD more frequently diagnosed in boys than in girls?  One thought is that, unknown biological mechanisms might make girls more resilient to autism risk factors.

Most importantly, because these and other efforts, the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) commitment to increase our understanding and acceptance of ASD will continue to grow.

Untapped Pool of Workers

What is neuro-divergent?  Neuro-divergent is a term used to describe difference in mental or neurological function from what is considered “typical”.  80% of the neuro-divergent population are un-employed.  Neuro-divergent individuals can contribute to the success of organization.  In addition, stream a free webinar, Neurodiversity in the workplace panel.

Cardinal Staffing Services – Diversity Commitment

We match each candidate and job opportunity based on job skills, expertise, and overall capabilities, without regard to race, ethnic or religious background.  We offer staffing opportunities in markets from office and business environments, to medical office, logistics and manufacturing operations. Let us help you today.

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