2024-04-18T17:27:09-04:00April 18th, 2024|

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For Immediate Release

Joe Moss
Board Chairperson, District 5

Sylvia Rhodea
Board Vice-Chairperson, District 8

Press Release: April is Autism Awareness Month

April is recognized across the United States and international community as being Autism Awareness Month. On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution to recognize April as Autism Awareness Month in Ottawa County.

We are thankful for the compassionate care that families and our community professionals provide to children and individuals with an ASD diagnosis.

The following are excerpts from the resolution:

WHEREAS, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners (“Board”) recognizes that Autism Awareness includes not only acceptance of those affected, but increased awareness to healing treatments and root causes of Autism; and

WHEREAS, a well-supported family in an informed and equipped community gives a child with autism the best chance of success and development with hope for the future; and

WHEREAS, the Board is committed to supporting children and adults diagnosed with ASD, as well as the families of those affected with ASD, by providing education and resources. We stand with families in asking for continued research that will provide additional answers and solutions for impacted families; and

WHEREAS, the Board recognizes the work of Community Mental Health and the Sheriff’s Department in providing and utilizing Carter Kits for children with ASD in crisis situations, as well as, the Children’s Mobile Crisis team; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board declares April 2024 to be Autism Awareness Month in Ottawa County;

We look forward to bringing this resolution to the board for consideration on Tuesday.

You can view the resolution text below.