by Bo, April 04, 2014
Each April, we make a point to remind others about National Autism Awareness Month. Autism is currently the fastest growing developmental disorder, with growth over 1,000% per year, according to the Autism Society. Incidences of autism has been growing so that now over 1% of the US population of children under 18 have some sort of autism spectrum disorder.
What is interesting is that there is no clear identifying marker or gene that actually shows a trigger that would cause autism to occur. It is generally accepted that it is caused by some sort of brain abnormality but research is still looking for a cause. Parents need to look for early signs of autism in young children, as the earlier it is caught, the more effective the treatment. Read the warning signs at the CDC.gov in their Learn The Signs, Act Early message to parents. Pass them on to friends and families with newborns and young children.
Both of these sites have important information you should know. Plus you can help make a difference too. Our Autism Awareness checks are our way of reminding others to be aware of the signs and get help should you suspect your child is showing some of the symptoms of autism.
You can help make a difference in the fight against autism. Awareness is the first step.