Since the mid-1970’s, autism awareness organizations around the world have celebrated April as National Autism Awareness month. It is a month during which governments, health organizations and volunteer groups come together to spread awareness of the disease and to collaborate on finding ways to manage, mitigate and treat the condition. In the United States, groups like the Autism Society, use the month as an opportunity to spread autism awareness among the public and policy influencers. Planned activities for the month typically include at least one major presidential or Congressional declaration, local events and activities and online engagements.
Autism is a brain disorder that typically manifests itself right from early childhood. It affects the ability of individuals to communicate with others either verbally or nonverbally. Victims often are unable to develop meaningful relationships with others or engage in social interaction. Autism can affect intellectual abilities and motor skills. It can also impact the ability of victims to sleep, or do certain physical activities. Autistic individuals sometimes tend to excel in math, music and visual skills.
Autism is a lifelong condition that needs lifelong treatment. Many states require health insurance companies to provide autism coverage to victims of the disease. Under the Affordable Care Act, more than 25 states now offer autism coverage via state-run online health exchange. You may qualify for such coverage of a loved one has autism. To learn more about your autism health insurance coverage options please contact the health insurance experts at Steve Wilk Insurance in Lombard, Illinois.