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Autism Awareness & Services

By March 24, 2022April 1st, 2022Blog

The need for autism awareness is greater than ever. The National Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s most recent data indicate that about one in 44 children in the U.S. have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) — an increase of 54.5% since 2010.

April is Autism Awareness Month, with World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2nd. We invite you to join us and “Light It Up Blue” and wear blue that day and/or throughout April. If you share photos on social media, you can @tag Spurwink – we’d love to see your photos!

Spurwink has the depth of resources and people needed to support people and their abilities. Currently, Spurwink serves over 500 people with ASD, and provides individuals and families an array of services, tailored to both youth and adults. Through a focus on the development of the whole person, attention to strengths, and recognition of unique needs, every child and adult with autism or intellectual disabilities is given the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential, and are supported to lead healthy and engaged lives in their communities.

Autism support services Spurwink provides include consultation, case management, community support, outpatient therapy, educational services, and residential treatment. Locations are offered throughout Maine, and in some instances, telehealth services may be available.

If you or someone you know are interested in Spurwink’s services or how to support their services, visit contact us through our website contact form or call (207) 871-1200.