1 in 68 is the current statistic of children that fall on the autism spectrum. 1 in 48 boys to 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed in the U.S. Autism is a neurological disorder that causes, in varying degrees, difficulties in the following: verbal and nonverbal communication, social interactions, and repetitive behavior. The exact cause of autism is still being researched, however there are possible causes including genetics, the environment or a combination of the two. Autism treatment is available and early intervention is key for kids on the spectrum. Please take some time to watch the two minute video below. It’s based off the book Carly’s Voice; Carly invites you to experience Autism.
Please feel free to contact either one of us with any questions regarding autism. Please do not feel embarrassed or afraid to approach us. We encourage anyone who is curious about the disorder, raising children on the spectrum, not sure what to tell someone who just had a child diagnosed, etc. to come and talk to us. We would much rather have someone ask questions than to judge from afar because they don’t know the real story or truly understand the situation. Autismspeaks.org also provides tool kits for friends and family. These tool kits give information about the diagnosis and and how to show support. Click here to be redirected.
Lastly, we want to stress to everyone how much being educated about the disorder will lead to a better understanding and greater acceptance of all people with autism, as well as other differences or disabilities. Our goal was to educate, in a general overview of a very complicated disorder, in order for you, the families of Star Academy, to then pass the information on to your children, in a way that you feel is appropriate, since acceptance and inclusion of everyone is such an important concept that needs to be taught to our children. Bullying in this country has grown to outrageous heights. If we can teach the importance of accepting everyone, differences and all, while children are young, hopefully we can prevent bullying in the future.
We plan to come full force next year, April of 2015, when Autism Awareness Month comes around again, with more fun and information. BE READY!!!
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