April is Autism Awareness Month

April 12, 2018 7:57 pm Published by

April is National Autism Awareness Month. This disorder affects 1 out of 68 births and more than 3.5 million Americans are on the autism spectrum. Autism is a spectrum disorder meaning that is affects individuals differently and at varying degrees.

Autism is a disorder that is treatable. Early intervention can improve outcomes.

Sign and Symptoms
1. Lack of or delay in spoken language

2. Repetitive use of language and/or mannerisms (i.e. hand flapping, twirling objects)

3. Little to no eye contact.

4. No interest in peer relationships.

5. Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play.

6. Persistent fixation on parts of objects.

Additional Resources
AutismSpeaks.org

Autism-Society.org