During your April visit with our speech language pathologists, you may have received something a little “Extra” … a pack of gum and a sheet with a few facts to honor Autism Awareness Month.
Just in case you haven’t, here’s a few facts we’re sharing in April.
- Autism now affects 1 in 68 children, according to the CDC.
- 1 in 42 boys
- 1 in 189 girls
- Autism varies greatly from person to person; no two people with autism are the same.
- Common characteristics of autism include:
- Persistent deficits in social communication and interaction.
- Restricted or repetitive behaviors.
- Hyper- or hypo-reactivity to sensory input.
- Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet is the most underfunded.
- Children with autism DO progress, so early intervention is key.
Do you have a specific question about autism? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about autism, you can also visit the following websites: