April has been National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s, and Parents News Now will be marking the month with regular posts covering autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and its effects on families, schools, scientists, and communities alike. Last year, the month began with the startling news that 1 in 88 American children had an ASD diagnosis. Just a few weeks ago, new information was released, putting that number closer to 1 in 50 children diagnosed with autism.
Other recent news items on autism include:
- CDC Confirms No Autism, Vaccine Link
- Autism May Have a Genetic Link to Mental Illnesses
- Scientists May Have Discovered Why Fewer Girls Have Autism
Be sure to check back for posts tagged "Autism Awareness Month" throughout April, and feel free to email me at ParentsNewsNow@gmail.com with autism stories in your community that you think Parents.com's readers should know about.
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