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Autism Awareness Month 2021

In April, the Office of Autism Research Coordination/NIMH joins with the United Nations and the U.S. government in recognizing the important role individuals on the autism spectrum play in our lives and our communities across the country and around the world. We join partner agencies and organizations in highlighting the needs of people on the autism spectrum and their families and supporting understanding, acceptance, inclusion, and empowerment of people on the autism spectrum. Throughout the month of April, we will be updating this page with the latest news and events, including OARC’s two upcoming special events on April 7, 2021 and April 28, 2021.

News

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President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
April 1, 2021
In his World Autism Awareness Day message, President Joseph R. Biden celebrates the contributions of people on the autism spectrum and recommits to providing them and their families with the investment, support, and care they need to live independently, fully participate in their communities, and live fulfilling lives of dignity and opportunity.
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UN Secretary‑General António Guterres
March 26, 2021
Secretary-General urges equal access to decent work for persons with autism, in World Awareness Day message.
Members of Cherokee Nation signing proclamation to recognize Autism Awareness Month
The Cherokee Nation
April 5, 2021
On April 5, 2021, Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., of the Cherokee Nation, issued the nation’s first proclamation to recognize Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day and support understanding and acceptance of people on the autism spectrum.

Events

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Organization for Autism Research
April 1, 2021; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
2021 World Autism Awareness Day Interagency Roundtable Banner
Indian Health Service (IHS)
April 2, 2021; 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Asperger’s Are Us
Sponsored by OARC
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
April 7, 2021; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET
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Organization for Autism Research
April 7, 2021; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
United Nations Autism Banner which includes silhouettes of different colors
United Nations (UN)
April 8, 2021; 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET
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Autism Speaks
April 9, 2021; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
April 12, 2021; 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET
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Organization for Autism Research
April 15, 2021; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Autism Science Foundation Day of Learning Logo
Autism Science Foundation
April 22, 2021; 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Logo
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
April 28, 2021; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Banner for NIMH special event for autism awareness month. Includes silhouettes of heads in different colors
Sponsored by OARC
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
April 28, 2021; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
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