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Hospital for Special Care Launches "Spectrum of Kindness" to Foster a Better Understanding of Autism and the Faces Behind the Numbers

Invites public to support Autism Awareness Month by sharing inspirational stories and acts of kindness

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:  In light of the recent report released by the CDC yesterday announcing new Autism prevalence rates and the increasing number of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Hospital for Special Care is increasing its Autism awareness efforts and focusing on the faces behind the numbers of those diagnosed.

To support Autism Awareness Month nationally, Hospital for Special Care has created an online community and resource to help promote a better understanding of caring for children with Autism ASD. 

The goal of the initiative is to gather and share positive, real-world accounts of the everyday hurdles and joys associated with Autism that will inspire others to be more informed, tolerant and giving of themselves to help make it easier for those living with ASD.

Through Spectrum of Kindness, individuals can share their stories of kindness and inspire others by uploading a story, video or photos -- whether it's an act of kindness in a potentially stressful public setting, a teacher that has gone that extra mile or a family that has been helped by an extraordinary caregiver. 

Visit www.Spectrumofkindness.org for more information, share your stories and be inspired.

Connecticut's Hospital for Special Care Launches "Spectrum of Kindness" to foster a better understanding of Autism and the faces behind the numbers. Go to spectrumofkindness.org to share your stories and be inspired.

About Hospital for Special Care
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is one of the five largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospitals in the United States and the nation's only long-term acute-care hospital serving adults and children. HSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders (including ALS research), spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure as well as diagnostic, assessment and consulting services for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis. For the latest news and information, please visit www.hfsc.org, and follow us on Twitter @HospSpecialCare.

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