Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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    Children experience the world in all different ways. While some will not think twice about getting soaked during water exploration, another child may become overwhelmed by a drop of water on his hand or spilled spilling on his shirt. April has been coined “Autism Awareness Month”, as a reminder to support and celebrate children (and adults) who have a heightened experience of the world, whether they are on the Autism spectrum, have sensory processing disorder, or general anxiety.