The puzzle ribbon was adopted in 1999 as the universal sign of autism awareness. The puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition. The brightness of the ribbon signals hope — hope that through increased awareness of autism, and through early intervention and access to appropriate services/supports, people with autism will lead full lives able to interact with the world on the own terms.
Please visit http://www.autism-society.org/ or ask one of our friendly SLPs if you would like to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or about the role they as SLPs play in the treatment of this complex disorder.