Did you know that APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH!
What is autism...
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. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.
Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.
In the town that I live in, a few cool parents and other people that wanted to help, created a school for kids with autism. Because most schools for autistic children are situated in larger cities, this was a great idea. The school has been around for about 1 year now, and doing great!
The children are so special, they touch your heart is such a wonderful way.
If you have any news on autism, would like to know more, or no someone with autism, please reply to me... I'd love to hear your stories.
Also, go check out this website...
To bring awareness to Autism in the month of April, Table Mountain will be cast in a blue light each night!!! That is very cool! To do your own little bit, try to wear blue during April and go check out Table Mountain!