April marks the beginning of Autism Awareness Month

Every year in April, Autism Speaks, an organization that aims to promote and provide solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families throughout their life span, celebrates World Autism Awareness Month. The observance begins with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd. World Autism Month is based on the core ideals of uniting as a community and working together by encouraging worldwide support, sharing stories, and connecting to create a better and more inclusive world for those affected. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism affects an estimated 1 in 36 children in the United States today. Below are some methods you can engage in this Autism Awareness Month:  

 

Random Acts of Kindness  

Displaying Random Acts of Kindness can be extremely effective in creating a positive and welcoming society for those affected by autism. Autism is often characterized and associated with challenges in social communication/interaction both or either verbal or nonverbal communication, developing and maintaining relationships as well as social-emotional reciprocity. Taking action and initiative to help them feel more comfort in socializing can make significant differences in their lives.  

 

Help Raise Funds and Give  

As with most awareness campaigns, helping out with financial resources is critical to their success. Finding ways to donate and continue to help the growth of Autism awareness in the world can also make the grandest of differences in the lives of everyone involved.  Check your local Facebook pages, Eventbrite and other community events for different fundraisers, walks and other activities you can get your family involved in this April.

 

Spread the Word 

Another common method used for awareness campaigns is spreading the word to those around us to help make great impacts. Something as simple as mentioning autism awareness in conversation or using other communication channels such as social media, email, word of mouth and text messaging can be effective ways to spread more information regarding World Autism Awareness Month and autism itself!  

 

Spreading kindness and love are essential ways to help make anyone feel more welcome to the society we live in. Individuals living with autism will enjoy and benefit from everything we do to show our support for them. This April, let’s continue to grow in our support for those affected by autism of all ages!  

Our Locations

We have multiple locations for your convenience. For more locations that may be close to you, please visit www.pediatricassociates.com/locations

Semoran Location

1651 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807
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Our Clinicians

MON 8:00am-6:45pm
TUES-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Metrowest Location

1601 Park Center Dr., Ste 6B
Orlando, FL 32835
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed
 

Alafaya Location

1561 S. Alafaya Trail, Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32828
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Sanford Location

1403 Medical Plaza Drive, Ste 104
Sanford, FL 32771
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

LOOP Location

3274 Greenwald Way N.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed
MON-FRI After Hours 5:30pm-10:30pm

Kissimmee-Poinciana Location

1975 South John Young Pkwy, Ste 204
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

Oviedo Location

1884 W. CR-419, Ste 1000
Oviedo, FL 32765
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Winter Springs Location

501 W. SR 434
Winter Springs, FL 32708
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Deltona Location

596 Courtland Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32738
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00pm
SUN Closed

Winter Garden Location

1327 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Suite 120
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Longwood Location

181 Sabal Palm Dr.
Longwood, FL 32779
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Lake Nona Location

10105 Clear Vista St., Ste B
Orlando, FL 32832
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Apopka Location

200 N. Park Ave., Ste A
Apopka, FL 32703
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Lee Vista Location

6447 S. Chickasaw Trail
Orlando, FL 32829
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

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