By declaration of the United Nations, World Autism Awareness Day takes place each year on April 2, beginning the U.S. National Autism Awareness Month. These events seek to increase knowledge, support, and acceptance of people with autism. 2020's theme for World Autism Awareness Day is the transition to adulthood. Tarrant County College offers a number of transitional skills programs to help young adults with autism gain job readiness and other skills for adult life:
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that primarily affects communication and behavior. Autism can be diagnosed at any point in a person's life, but the symptoms typically emerge within the first two years of life. The type and severity of these symptoms can vary. For more information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, please see the following overviews:
These lists of apps focus on education, behavior, communication, and other areas helpful to people with autism.
The Tarrant County College District Libraries are pleased to provide a wide assortment of digital displays and online exhibits, designed to educate, inform, entertain, and engage our entire community, and to help support the learning experience, outside of the traditional classroom environment. To view more of these web-based displays, visit our Digital Archive page by clicking HERE.