Saturday, April 28, 2012

Autism....If you didn't know

Being that Autism Awareness Month is coming to a close, I wanted to use this time to point out a few facts about Autism. Most of these facts will be well known facts, others may be new to you. Please pass on any information about Autism to someone who may need it. Please don't assume everyone knows about Autism. We still have a lot of awareness to bring forth:

- Autism is the fastest growing developmental delay in the United States.

- Early Intervention is the best option for young children with Autism (ages 0-5).

- Children with Autism usually have social/ communication difficulties.

- Autism is commonly diagnosed in children between the ages of 2 and 3.

- Autism is referred to as a spectrum disorder because the symptoms vary. All children with Autism don't experience the same symptoms.

- Researchers have been searching for a long time but the fact remains, no one has found the cause for Autism.

- Boys are more commonly diagnosed with Autism than girls

- Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention estimates about 1 out of 150 children have Autism.

Let's create an awareness for Autism and other special needs!

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