Just the facts Ma’am!

Voice of Autism Parenting

I get a lot of questions regarding autism, naturally, being an expert with 2 auties at hand. Here’s what I know, am frequently asked, and feel is important – the technical stuff (there is a multitude of things I will not address today, as I could go on about the subject matter for pages, so let’s take it one step at a time, for my remaining sanity’s sake).

First of all, what IS autism? Autism is a complex neuro-biological disorder of which there is no cure or method of medical detection.  Autism impairs the individual’s ability to communicate and relate to others.  Currently 1 out of every 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the most recent estimates from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. The annual jumps in theses numbers are truly frightening (see table below).  You see friends, this…

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