Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but many research studies are underway. Increased awareness and acceptance of individuals and their families is needed, as well as continued funding for services and supports at an early age and into adulthood.
The CDC issued a report in March 2014 that marked the incidence of autism as 1 in 68 births, with the diagnosis given to boys four times more often than girls. The spotlight shown on autism as a result of the prevalence increase opens opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve these children, adults, and families facing a lifetime of support needs.
Bill Burke spent some time presenting and explaining to club members about the warning signs for babies and Toddler’s or Preschooler age children.
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