In April, we raise awareness for Autism Acceptance Month, a time to learn more about autism spectrum disorders and accepting the disorder as a natural human condition. According to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 36 children are now diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, a statistic that has been on a steady rise over the past twenty years. Learn more about the CDC’s ADDM and the statistics they gather: Data & Statistics on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has a large number of books and DVDs on the topic of autism spectrum disorders! View our helpful topic guide that makes browsing from afar a bit easier: Autism Resource Guide or search all of our holdings using Indiana University’s online library catalog: IUCAT. Hoosiers throughout Indiana may email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 800-437-7924 with specific titles you’d like to borrow. Additionally, the Indiana Resource Center for Autism has a great article discussing the incidence of autism in Indiana and tips on supporting adults on the spectrum: Autism Acceptance Month.