April is Autism Awareness Month. While the word “Autism” is recognized by many people in our community, very few actually know anything about this disorder. Canopy Children’s Solutions, a leading provider of autism therapy and behavioral health solutions, wants to transform “awareness” into understanding to help support the more than 10,000 Mississippi children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
How can you help? Below is a list of awareness activities Canopy is promoting during the month of April or you can learn more by visiting mycanopy.org. For individuals, organizations and businesses who opt into participating, we will provide you with materials that will help not only bring awareness to Autism, but education and understanding of this complex disorder. This information can be used on email blasts, marquee signs, internal digital boards, receipts, social media and more as a way to promote autism awareness and education. We will also aid in promoting your organization’s participation on our website and through extensive social media campaigns.
Why is it important to support Autism awareness? Currently, there are more than 10,000 children in Mississippi on the autism spectrum. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in every 68 children receives this diagnosis, and 1 in every 42 boys. In 2002, the rate was 1 in every 150. Families who may face these challenges need to know about effective therapies available for children in Mississippi and communities should know the important role their support of those families and children is and understanding the struggles they face.
For more information, contact Kym Williams, director of public relations for Canopy Children's Solutions, at 769-777-1010 or email@example.com.