April is National Autism Awareness Month and we’re joining The Autism Society of America with its “Celebrate Differences” campaign, which is designed to build awareness of the signs and realities of autism. Below are some books and resources that can help you be more aware of autism, promote acceptance, and be more inclusive in everyday life.

Books and Movies

Click here for a list of library items (books and movies for all ages) that discuss autism spectrum disorders and that celebrate differences!

Resources

Local Resources: Rainbows United, The Arc of Sedgwick County, WSU’s Autism Spectrum Clinic, and Heartspring Autism Services are just a few organizations available as resources.

National: On the national level, the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Autism Resource Center, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, and the Autism Society all provide valuable resources.

Health Reference Center (database provided by the State Library of Kansas): provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and links to a wide variety of resources.

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