Motlow College students, faculty and staff members walking during World Autism Awareness Day
Motlow College students, faculty and staff members from the Moore County campus, just outside Tullahoma joined with the surrounding communities to show their support for the recent World Autism Awareness Day (April 2, 2014). Walks and receptions for World Autism Awareness Day were held on all four Motlow College campuses (Moore County, McMinnville, Fayetteville and Smyrna) to help raise awareness for Autism. April is Autism Awareness month.
Autism disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum.