I want to talk to you about something we don't talk about
enough and that is autism. Did you know that according to the Center for
Disease Control that:
the fastest growing developmental disability in the nation, affecting one in 88
is now the third most common childhood disorder, more common than Down Syndrome
and childhood diabetes combined. It occurs more frequently than childhood
cancer, cystic fibrosis, and multiple sclerosis together.
CDC and early childhood professionals agree the earlier children receive
appropriate assessment and intervention, the more we can do to help them reach
their full potential.
of course, can be with you at any age and any stage and I would like to highlight
two organizations that are providing assistance.
One is the Faison School for Autism, a nonprofit autism
center dedicated to providing resources for children with autism and their
other is theAutism Society Central Virginia a non-profit organization
providing services, advocacy, and support to children, youth, and adults with
autism, their families and the professionals who serve them.
you would like more information about: giving, services, support or early
detection please visit them at: