World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2008

What is Autism? According to Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org), it is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime, affecting every individual out of 150. That means autism is more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. Autism doesn’t pick your race, ethnic or social groups. And parents beware! Your boys have four times higher chances to be autistic compared to girls.

Autism is often associated with communication problems, impaired social skills and also rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe. So if you notice something is not right with you love ones. Please seek doctor’s help immediately.

There are no effective means to prevent autism, no fully effective treatments, and no cure so far. But research shows that early intervention can result in significant improvements for many young children with autism.

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