Being curious, I recently read a magazine article and learned that, to my surprise, 1 in 59 people in the United States is diagnosed with autism, which is a large percentage of people. Intrigued, I learned more about autism and set a goal which was to help children and adults who are diagnosed with autism so I ended up joining the organization Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks is an organization that wants to raise awareness of autism. The goal of the organization is to assure that each person diagnosed with Autism is not left out and instead, is included in their communities, schools, offices, etc. Through awareness, the goal is to get one step closer to a society where people with autism are valued for their unique talents and gifts.
To learn more, visit the website below: https://www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-awareness-day