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WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Month is observed annually in April, and April 2 is recognized as the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day; both designations are intended to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and

WHEREAS, autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication; it is often accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression; research indicates that early diagnosis, intervention, and access to support services leads to positive outcomes later in life for people with the disorder; and

WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day is backed by organizations throughout the great State of Nevada that hold special events all year long and undertake a number of activities in April and on World Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness about autism; and

WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day promotes acceptance and celebration of autistic people who are our family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members and the valuable contributions they make to our world; and

WHEREAS, autism is a natural variation of the human experience, and we can all create a world that values, includes, and celebrates all kinds of minds;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOE LOMBARDO, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 2, 2024, as


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 29th day of March, 2024

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