It’s Autism Awareness Month!

Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder, is a complex developmental disability.There are many types of autism, each caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences that affect individuals differently and to varying degrees. Signs typically appear between 2 and 3 years of age.

Early symptoms may include lack of or delay in spoken language, repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (hand flapping, twirling objects, etc.), little or no eye contact, lack of interest in peer relationships, lack of spontaneous or make-believe play, persistent fixation on parts of objects, and sensitivity to sound.

Did You Know:
• About 1 percent of the world population has autism.

• The CDC estimates autism affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S. This includes 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.

• Certain medical and mental health issues frequently accompany autism including gastrointestinal disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and phobias.

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