April 9, 2024

Autism Acceptance Month


April is a special time for the autism community—it’s Autism Acceptance Month! During this time, the world comes together to celebrate differences through education and inclusion, all in the name of raising awareness and acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

What is Autism and How Common is it?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect an individual’s behavior and social and communication skills. Typically, ASD signs begin before age 3, but professionals often diagnose autism at older ages. In addition, no two people with autism are the same, and symptoms and severity vary widely from person to person. The latest findings from the CDC in 2023 show that 1 in 36 children now receive an autism diagnosis, compared to 1 in 44 children just two years ago.

What is Leading to this Increase in Autism Diagnosis?

Although researchers do not fully know the main cause, they believe that several factors contribute to this increase. Developments in research and science revealing new insights, increased awareness resulting in earlier detection, and the availability of resources for diagnostic evaluations are all contributing factors.

Autism Acceptance through Advocacy

Our mission at InBloom Autism Services is to help families navigate an autism diagnosis with the latest most proven ABA therapy. This is why we proudly contribute to the objectives of autism acceptance month by educating and supporting the community.

Recently our Chief Clinical Officer Ellen Fritto, shared her knowledge and expertise with Orlando Family Magazine for an article highlighting the significance of autism advocacy and early detection. Their April issue is celebrating Autism Acceptance Month and we’re happy to be able to share valuable information and resources with families across Central and Southwest Florida!

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“As discussions of autism signs have become more mainstream, stigmas disappear,” says Ellen Fritto, Chief Clinical Officer at InBloom Autism Services. “At InBloom, our caring and professional clinicians recognize how amazing and unique each and every child is, and celebrate each child’s strengths and differences.”

Click here to read the full article


InBloom Autism Services specializes in early intervention ABA Therapy across many service areas. Our certified therapists undergo training to develop a curriculum specifically designed for children aged 5 and under with autism. Our Learning Centers also offer a safe and enjoyable environment for children to interact with their peers. Call 888-754-0398 to speak to a member of our Care Team today or fill out our preliminary contact form.


Related Blogs:

Understanding Autism: From Early Signs to Diagnosis

The Positive Effects of ABA Therapy for Children with Autism

5 Benefits of Center-Based ABA Therapy