This month-long April Spotlight focuses on Autism Awareness Month.
During the early '70s, the Autism Society launched a nationwide campaign to inform individuals about the brain-based disorder, its effects, and the potential of those diagnosed with the condition. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition characterized by challenges with communication, social skills, and repetitive behaviors. The symptoms of ASD vary from mild to severe and create a vast community of people that manifest the condition in different ways. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children across the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. This is an increase of 30 percent since previous estimates in 2012. Signs of autism can show up between 2 and 3 years of age and in some cases, even earlier.
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Monday, April 2, 2018
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