Fort Irwin community members came out to support Autism Awareness month during a walk here, April 2. April was Autism Awareness Month and the Exceptional Family Member Program held an awareness walk as an opportunity to educate the community about autism. Participants showed their support by wearing blue. What is Autism? According to www.autism-society..org, “Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects the normal functioning of the brain. Individuals with autism may have very distinct capabilities, but they can learn and develop with appropriate treatment. For more information contact Evelyn Sandoval-Villalobos, Exceptional Family Member Program manager at 380-3698.