Thursday, April 16, 2009

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism was once considered rare but now it is estimated to affect one in 150 children. A child is diagnosed every 20 miutes with autism.

Autism occurs more in boys than girls. It occurs in children of all racial and social backgrounds. Symptoms can be detected by 18 months or earlier. As soon as the parents suspects their child has autism they should discuss it with their doctor. There is more that can be done to help a child if he or she is diagnosed early.

Some symptoms in infants are: does not make eye contact, does not make baby talk, does not seem interested in others, does not look at faces. These are just a few of the symptoms.

For more information, got to thehelpgroup.org

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