Friday, April 25th at 10 a.m.
April is Autism Awareness month and new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal 1 in 68 American children appear to be on the autism disorder spectrum. Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.
Autism is not a mental illness. It is a disorder in which a child's brain doesn't develop normally. Symptoms often appear before age 3 and persist throughout the child’s lifetime. These symptoms can vary widely and may be mild or severe. Each person with autism is unique. Some characteristics are:
Although there is no cure for autism, many children with the disorder can be greatly helped. Early diagnosis and intervention is critical though.
To learn more about autism join in our live chat with Bonnie McBride, Ph.D. this Friday, April 25th at 10 a.m. or visit the links provided on this page.
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