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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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April is National Autism Awareness Month, Wear BLUE on April 2

Just-release statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 1 in 68 children – and 1 in 42 boys – born in the United States will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For years, many people didn’t understand what autism was all about. Thankfully, through the efforts of so many including Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale that has begun to change.

April is National Autism Awareness Month with a special emphasis on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day. To help bring attention to autism awareness, students, faculty and staff at NSU are strongly encouraged to join others around the world by wearing blue on April 2 (blue is the official color of autism awareness.)

NSU’s reputation for innovative, hands-on, active learning is evidenced through the educational programs provided at its Mailman Segal Center for Human Development (MSC.) For more than 30 years, MSC has been at the forefront providing excellence in early childhood education as well as clinical services for children with developmental challenges with a special focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of autism, community outreach, research and advocacy. From the Baudhuin Preschool to the Autism Institute to our Starting Right program (designed for children ages 18-36 months), NSU has worked very hard to provide a wide variety of options to help those with autism. And one of our newest programs, Access Plus, was developed to help college-age students with autism make a smooth transition from high school to college life.

Awareness and acceptance is the key. Please join the worldwide community of individuals with ASD, their families, friends and the people who provide education and support to them on a daily basis by celebrating Autism Awareness Day and Month by wearing blue on April 2.