As many know now, April is Autism Awareness Month. We believe the autism community has done a good job of creating awareness around autism including the challenges and the gifts associated with it. Many individuals with autism are contributing to our communities in ways we never imagined several years ago. However, for many living with autism, the challenges that come with an autism diagnosis can cause large amounts of stress on both the individual and the family. One of those challenges is the ability to welcome change. Many with autism are comfortable in their surroundings and have a routine they follow.