Friday, April 20, 2012

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month.  

The statistics from the Center for Disease Control are astounding.  The results now indicate that 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and 1 in 54 of those children are boys.

New CDC Autism Statistics

Attached is the link to Autism Speaks, which provides important information and resources regarding early signs of autism. 

Autism Speaks-Signs of Autism

If you have any concerns that your little one may be showing any signs that they may be having trouble with their development, please seek help and intervention as soon as possible.  Early diagnosis and intervention services, including: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and clinical developmental psychology are integral components of helping children make great strides in their development and overall progress. 

It is also imperative that we find a way to get involved and try to find a cure for autism.  Attached are links that help encourage ways to help.

Ways to get involved:

Please don't ignore what is going on.  Most likely you know or you will know someone that has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  Let's all work together to try and make a difference.

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