April is Autism Awareness Month

April 2016 marks the 8th annual world autism awareness month. Celebrations include unique fundraising events which bring in donations for research and seminars that teach the signs of autism. April 2 serves as the official kick-off day of the month-long rally.

Autism starts, in the beginning, during mental developmental stages. Behaviors such as not participating in typical interactions like smiles or cheerful expressions by six months can be early traits of autism.

By nine months, your child should be reciprocating smiles, facial expressions, and sounds. The absence of these copy-cat habits can be another sign of early onset autism.

A one-year-old with autism doesn’t babble; show signs of waving, pointing, or reaching. At any age of dealing with autism, many will experience loss of social skills and loss of speech.

If you observe these traits in your child, the most important thing to do is to act immediately. Consult with your child’s doctor, making sure to state clearly your concerns and the symptoms that you have witnessed. You can also have your child screened for autism. Contact your state’s Office of Early Intervention Services for more information.

Autism spectrum disorders are portraying by social association troubles, correspondence challenges, and an inclination to take part in repetitive behaviors. In any case, side effects and their seriousness fluctuate over time.

While autism is typically a deep-rooted lifelong condition, all kids and adults can benefit from therapy treatments.  Intervention methods can diminish side effects and expand their skills and capacities in life.

Ongoing research is looking for solutions to supplement the inability to test medically for the disorder. At this time, there is not cure for autism. However, highly trained psychologists and physicians can administer specialized behavioral evaluations. Autism awareness and activism also helps to support the cause and bring in funding to find answers to this illusive disorder.

This life-long condition affects 1 in 68 children worldwide, and these numbers are growing. Statistically, 1 in 42 boys will be diagnosed as autistic, and girls are 5% less likely to have the disorder. In the United, State autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders costing families an average of $60,000 yearly.

Autism Awareness