National Autism Awareness Month

April 16, 2018 hgreen Blog

 

Welcome to April- National Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. We would like to give you facts about this disability and hopefully encourage you all. Even though there is currently no cure for autism- there is hope.

Autism is a development disability that generally appears before the age of 3. Individuals with autism typically have trouble in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and play interactions.  Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in these specific areas. About 40% of children with autism do not speak.

Along with the challenges autism brings, it also can bring strengths. Some of these individuals may show an exceptional ability in math, music, art and reading. No two people with autism are alike.

Autism is diagnosed 4x more often in boys than girls. It is the fastest growing developmental disorder. Over the past 20 years, autism has increased to now affecting 1 in 68 children.

Children with autism do progress. EARLY INTERVENTION is the key. Thankfully, autism is treatable and not a hopeless condition.

We want to encourage you to become more aware of the condition. Here is a link to see how much you know:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/wam/quiz

When you see an autistic individual realize that God made them just like he made you. If you have an autistic child or if you are an autistic individual- we celebrate you this month! Please contact us at the pharmacy if we can be of any help to you.

We are praying for you!

Melissa, RPh

Ps 139:14