Did you know that April 2nd is #WorldAutismAwarenessDay? Autism awareness is important to 5P because many of our team members know or love someone living with autism. Today and in the month of April we’d like to celebrate intellectual differences and bring awareness to Autism.
As Founders and Business Leaders, I challenge each of you to create and support a culture that welcomes diverse candidates on the autism spectrum into the workforce.
My wish every day is for people to learn more and welcome the differences in our day-to-day environments, and create a space a child or adult can thrive using their strengths. The gifts that can be brought far more outweigh the challenges. Let’s educate ourselves and create opportunities for visual, rule-based, and interest-based thinking
I’d like to share some resources:
Get Involved with Autism Acceptance Month and educate yourself or donate to an organization:
- Autism Society of San Diego: https://www.autismsocietysandiego.org/
- Teri Campus of Life- https://www.teriinc.org/
- Autism Speaks – https://www.autismspeaks.org/