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Since the 1970s, the United States has recognized April as National Autism Awareness Month. It is estimated that one in 110 babies born in U.S. have autism, with symptoms occurring in later childhood.

Since the 1970s, the United States has recognized April as National Autism Awareness Month. It is estimated that one in 110 babies born in U.S. have autism, with symptoms occurring in later childhood.

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  • www.helpingpsychology.com Autism Awareness Month: Make a Difference
  • www.helpingpsychology.com Since the 1970s, the United States has recognized April as National Autism Awareness Month . It is estimated that one in 110 babies born in U.S. have autism, with symptoms occurring in later childhood.
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    • Autism is a developmental disorder that affects a
    • child’s communication’s skills and social development.
    • Symptoms typically manifest somewhere between birth
    • and three years of age.
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    • A range of symptoms affects each child with autism
    • differently, leading it to be called a “spectrum disorder.”
    • Severity of symptoms ranges on a spectrum from mild
    • to severe.
    • Less severe forms of autism may include Asperger’s
    • syndrome.
    • If these disorders receive an early diagnosis, treatment
    • may be more successful.
  • www.helpingpsychology.com Symptoms of Autism include: • Difficulty communicating via speaking or body language. • Repetition in mannerisms including hand-flapping, object twirling, etc. •   Little or no eye contact with others. •   Trouble forming lasting personal relationships. •   Lack of spontaneous play, overly focused on a certain object or subject.
  • www.helpingpsychology.com What you can do to help:
    • The official symbol of National Autism Awareness Month
    • is the rainbow-colored Puzzle Ribbon .  
    • You can wear this ribbon on your clothes, car or even
    • purse or hat to show your support.
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    • You can also join in one of many activities and events
    • sponsored by the Autism Society.
    • Also, Carino’s Italian Restaurant will give a portion of its
    • proceeds gained throughout April to the Autism Society
    • for National Autism Awareness Month. For a location
    • near you, visit www.carinos.com .
  • www.helpingpsychology.com Talk to your legislators:
    • Local and federal legislators can help further the cause,
    • too.
    • You can write a simple and straightforward letter to your
    • state representative telling them to “vote 4 Autism” and
    • further legislation like the Combating Autism Act.
    • “ Vote 4 Autism” is a group dedicated to just that – making
    • a change through legislation.
    • Be sure to check with your local Autism Society chapter to
    • stay abreast of the latest events and information.
  • www.argosy.edu www.HelpingPsychology.com Helping Psychology Is Sponsored By