Celebrating Neurodiversity During Autism Awareness Month 2023

Autism Awareness Month Recap

Surpass Martinez, Georgia team at the MOM Autism Walk-a-thon.

Throughout the month of April, organizations and communities worldwide celebrated Autism Awareness Month to help raise awareness for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and increase understanding and inclusivity within their communities. At Surpass Behavioral Health, we found a variety of ways to participate, such as hosting a company-wide spirit week, participating in local community events and client appreciation activities across our 29 clinic locations.  

Several of our clinics organized family fun days and ice cream socials to celebrate neurodiversity with our clients and their families. ​

Surpass Behavioral Health Elizabethtown hosted the Kona Ice Truck for Autism Awareness Month.
Surpass Behavioral Health Tampa hosted an Ice Cream Social for Autism Awareness Month.
Surpass Behavioral Health Sumter hosted a Family Fun Day for Autism Awareness Month.

During the company-wide spirit week, our clinical and corporate office staff had a blast celebrating Autism Awareness Month with a week that included Jersey Day, Tie Dye Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, and Wear Blue Day. To conclude our week, we ended with Superhero Day to celebrate our clinical superheroes who continue to be exemplary advocates for autism acceptance and inclusivity.

Surpass Behavioral Health Florence dressed up for Jersey Day.
Surpass Behavioral Health Warner Robins dressed up for Wacky Wednesday.
Surpass Behavioral Health Elizabethtown dressed up in blue to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.
Surpass Behavioral Health Greenville dressed up for Superhero Spirit Day.

Throughout the month, our Surpass team also participated in a variety of local community events across several of our regions, including Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania to spread awareness and promote inclusivity. 

The Surpass Pennsylvania autism therapy team attended the Autism Acceptance Day at Philadelphia Zoo hosted by Autism Society of Greater Pennsylvania. This event provided families of children with autism in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area an opportunity to connect with the autism community, enjoy sensory activities, and explore local autism resources. 

Surpass Behavioral Health Pennsylvania attended Autism Acceptance Day at Philadelphia Zoo.
Mayor John Tecklenburg stopped by the Surpass Behavioral Health table at the Autism Charleston Walk.

The Charleston, South Carolina team attended the Walk for Autism – Charleston. This familyfriendly walk funded scholarships for families to help pay for autism treatment and early intervention. There was live music, jump castles, and therapy dogs. John Tecklenburg, the Mayor of Charleston, stopped by our table to say hello. 

The Henderson, Kentucky clinic team was part of the Autism Evansville Taking Steps for Autism Walk & 5K in Evansville, Indiana. Families across Kentucky and Indiana came together to walk, run, and socialize to support autism awareness and acceptance in the tri-state.

Surpass Behavioral Health Henderson attended the Autism Evansville 5k walk and run.
Surpass Behavioral Health Martinez attended the MOM Autism Walk-a-thon.

The Martinez, Georgia clinic team attended this year’s MOM (Moving Over Mountains Against Autism) Walk-a-thon. MOM is an awareness and support organization for mothers of children with autism in the Augusta and Martinez, Georgia area. 

The PossAbilities Expo in Bowling Green, Kentucky celebrates people with disabilities and the resources in our community. This event is a chance for individuals and families with disabilities to experience a day of fun, excitement, and learning. It included educational sessions, entertainment performances, and free screenings.

Surpass Behavioral Health Bowling Green attended the 2023 PossAbilities Expo.

While this month was filled with a lot of excitement, it also serves as a reminder that although April is over, it’s important to continue to spread awareness for autism, educate our communities, and promote inclusivity every day throughout the year. We look forward to continuing this initiative and supporting individuals with autism through our ABA therapy services. 

At Surpass Behavioral Health, we are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of our clients and families. Our focus is quality care that you can trust. We believe in our clients’ ability to achieve their goals and we want to celebrate each win together. Our mission is for our clients to be successful across a variety of settings and provide support to our families.  

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