Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause social, communication, and behavioral challenges. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 88 children in the U.S. has an ASD.

While there are no proven cures for autism spectrum disorders, research has shown that early treatment can greatly reduce symptoms and increase a child's ability to grow and learn new skills.

Autism Awareness Month helps to increase knowledge and understanding about ASDs. Here are just a few resources to help you learn more about autism spectrum disorders:

Common Signs of ASD
Early Intervention and Types of Treatment
Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders

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