Saturday, July 29, 2006

Do you know what Autism is?

Autism is a neurological disorder that impairs Communication, behavior, and social skills. It is the nation’s fastest growing serious developmental disorder with new cases diagnosed almost every 20 minutes.

Do you know the early signs of Autism?

. No big smiles or joyful expressions by age 6 months.

. No babbling by 12 months.

. No back and forth gestures such as pointing or waving by 12 months.

. No words by 16 months.

. Any loss of speech or babbling at any age.

These are just a few of the possible early signs. If you have any concerns speak to your doctor about screening your child. Please do not wait!!!

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