April Is National Autism Awareness Month

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HARRISON (KFSM) -- April is national autism awareness month.It's a nationwide effort that started nearly a quarter century ago, and it continues today.

Logan Slaughter is 20 and he was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, which he said is a high functioning form of autism.

He said it's been a roller coaster ride, but it has nothing to do with your IQ -- it just means that people with autism have a developmental delay. So at 20 years old, Slaughter said he feels like he's going through adolescence now.

"I've learned to make a difference with what I have, and my story is impactable," said Slaughter. "So I'm very confident in it and I've had a lot of family members, people with Asperger's come up to me and say your story has helped me through this."

On Tuesday (April 19) Slaughter shared his personal story about living with autism during the event Scoop for Autism at the TCBY in Harrison. The event raised money for Generation Rescue.

There are other Autism awareness fundraisers and events in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley throughout the year, which helps with ongoing efforts.