April is Autism awareness month. According to the Autism Society, Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. This month SHOP.COM wants to continue to raise awareness for Autism with the Autism awareness landing page.
Dr. Tamara Weinstein, PT, DPT, MS, CCN who is Market America | SHOP.COM’s Director of Sales & Continued Eduction for Health and Nutrition recently published a blog article regarding Autism awareness. In her blog Dr. Tamara Weinstein breaks down Autism for those of us who are not very familiar stating:
“Because it is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. Some may have significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges that require a lot of help in their daily lives. Others are completely independent and function at a very high level. The ways in which people with autism learn to think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged.”
How to support Autism Awareness Month with the help of SHOP.COM
We understand how difficult it may be for individuals to understand what Autism is if they do not know anyone who has been diagnosed with Autism. That’s why SHOP.COM made it a priority to include various statics about Autism on the landing page. You can check out these statics by clicking this link.
Signs & Symptoms
Bringing awareness to Autism is all about understanding the various signs and symptoms that individuals who are diagnosed with Autism may or may not suffer from. Below are a few of the following signs & symptoms listed on the SHOP.COM landing page.
- language skills.
- Delayed movement skills.
- Delayed cognitive or learning skills.
- Hyperactive, impulsive, and/or inattentive behavior.
Awareness & Support
On the SHOP.COM landing page, we have various ways you can support Autism Awareness Month with the help of SHOP.COM through books, awareness, and even sensory toys.
Shop through various books on SHOP.COM that fall into the category of Autism.
View the Partner Stores that carry inventory that supports/brings awareness to Autism.
Click through all the SHOP.COM toys that fall into the sensory category on SHOP.COM.
UnFranchise owners and their customers can show your support and help spread awareness this month for Autism with the help of SHOP.COM.