Put on The Puzzle!
Apr 02, 2014 12:08PM ● Published by Style
Did you know that April has been Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s?Support the cause by wearing your Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon. Find out where to get one here while learning more about the disability and ways you can help.
According to AutismSpeaks.org : Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.
Every 1 in 88 kids is born with some degree of autism and it is five times more common in boys than girls. To learn more about autism please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism.
So how can you help?