Autism - Autism Awareness

April is autism awareness month. Every day is autism awareness day in our home.

April is autism month. Wouldn't it be lovely if Autism only lasted for one month?

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd

April is autism awareness, action, support, understanding, compassion, caring, education, and endless hope month.

Want to understand Autism? Get to know autistic people!

Autistic people are the real autism experts.

If you are puzzled by autism ask someone who isn't confused. "No thing about us, without us"

Autism awareness is an everday reality for our family. If you look closely, you may find us. We may be struggling at the grocery store, or standing with you at the soccer game. Just like you our children are huge chunks of our heart, walking around outside our bodies. We may be rockin' an awareness T-Shirt or bumper sticker. If you are curious, and I smile your way, feel free to ask me about it, or simply chat. Being accepted is huge for us, and your kindess may help us not to feel alone. All our love to you.

I am autism aware. April is autism awareness month - Are you aware?

Autism, show you care ... Be Aware

Autism Awareness, the invisible disability, the silent misunderstanding. Learn about creative minds. Get inspired. Get involved. Make a difference.

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Autism Awareness - Donate, Educate, Support, Sharing, Compassion, Understanding - You can help!

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

Seeing the world from the different angle. Embrace differences. Advocate. Educate. Love. April Autism Awareness Month - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopmenttal disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism or classical ASD, is the most severe form of ASD. Although ASD varies significantly in character and severity, it occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and affects every age group.

Signs and SymptomsLater Indicators
no babbling or pointing by age 1impaired ability to make friends with peers
no single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by age 2impaired ability to initiate or sustain a conversation with others
no response to nameabsence or impairment of imaginative and social play
loss of language or social skillsstereotyped, repetitive, or unusual use of language
poor eye contactrestricted patterns of interest that are abnormal in intensity or focus
excessive lining up of toys or objectspreoccupation with certain objects or subjects
no smiling or social responsivenessinflexible adherance to specific routines or rituals

Treatment - Earlier the better!