April has been selected as the month to promote the awareness of Autism. The incidence for Autism is now 1 in 88 children. This means that 1 in every 88 children is currently being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For any parent or grandparent who is searching for information about Autism, there are so many resources now both in the form of physical books and online websites.
You can be proactive if you suspect that your child may have Autism. Here’s how: 1.) monitor your child’s development, 2.) take action if you’re concerned by talking to your pediatrician about your concerns, 3.) trust your instincts, listen to your gut feelings if you feel something is not quite right, 4.) don’t take a wait-and-see approach, get a professional opinion. Here are some online resources for you to try: autismspeaks.org and helpguide.org/mental/autism
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