April is Autism Awareness Month

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the latest statistics show 1 in 50 US kids now has autism.

Fifteen years ago, 1 in 10,000 kids had autism. Ten years ago it was 1 in 1,000, then 1 in 150, 1 in 88 and now 1 in 50. This means there is one child with autism on just about every school bus (one school bus holds about 50 children).

Autism Spectrum Disorders:

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Download Developmental Checklists

Developmental Screening

Developmental screening is a short test to tell if children…

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