April is Autism Awareness Month. This month, learn about Autism and celebrate and support your students, classmates and community members on the spectrum. Based on a 2016 survey of 11 communities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1 in 54 children (1.8%) are identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is not a single disorder, but a group of closely related disorders affecting how a child learns, interacts with others and communicates. Behaviors, abilities, and symptoms vary considerably creating unique challenges for intervention and treatment.