Here on World Autism Day, at the start of Autism Awareness Month, how aware are you about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? Family members of the 1 in every 88 children that has been diagnosed with ASD are certainly aware of the symptoms, but may not be familiar with all the treatments that can help autistic children develop important skills. Even those who don't have a close relative with ASD could benefit by learning more, because folks with ASD are everywhere. The page below from the CDC is an excellent place to start learning:
As the aunt of a young man with ASD, I find it helpful to think of it this way--autism isn't really a bug in the software, it's a different operating system.