What is Autism Awareness?

Awareness is defined as having knowledge of something; consciousness.

To simply be aware of autism is not enough. Autism Awareness for us is providing the knowledge of autism and how families and members of the community are impacted. This understanding is implicit in our definition of autism awareness so that all members of a community can be empowered to create effective change. Awareness can not be a static state.  It is through active awareness, empowering people provided with an  understanding the means to create change that acceptance can occur.