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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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 Symptoms||Later Indicators|
|no babbling or pointing by age 1||impaired ability to make friends with peers|
|no single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by age 2||impaired ability to initiate or sustain a conversation with others|
|no response to name||absence or impairment of imaginative and social play|
|loss of language or social skills||stereotyped, repetitive, or unusual use of language|
|poor eye contact||restricted patterns of interest that are abnormal in intensity or focus|
|excessive lining up of toys or objects||preoccupation with certain objects or subjects|
|no smiling or social responsiveness||inflexible adherance to specific routines or rituals|
Treatment - Earlier the better!