April is Autism Awareness Month and on April 2nd we celebrate World Autism Day. Autism is a developmental disability that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. This month we shine a light on the 1 in 59 people who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Today the HDS Companies Team will come together to bring awareness and shine a light on individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our staff will be part of our “Light it Up Blue” event by participating in a Company Zoom call, wearing blue and holding a puzzle piece to show their support for those individuals with ASD.

Awareness and acceptance are critical in helping individuals with ASD thrive and have a better quality of life and integration into the community. Bringing awareness about autism helps to educate everyone in the community, as well as advocating for their rights, which in turn supports those individuals with autism and their families.

Join us as we embrace and support the unique and special abilities in the ASD Community during the month of April and every day! To learn more about the work we do, follow us at  HDS Foundation and hdsfoundation.org.