Autism Affects 1 in Every 70 Boys: Information and Resources

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April is autism awareness month. Did you know that 1 in every 70 boys is being diagnosed with autism? Autism is a developmental disability that generally appears during the first three years of life. It is a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Chances are that you have a friend or family member with Autism. Autism awareness month is a great time to increase your knowledge. Below are some helpful links.  

Autism and Boys - A genetic clue
Link to Autism and Boys - Science News
Why Autism is More Prevalent in Boys - MedicineNet
Not My Boy! Rodney Peete's Journey to Accept Autism Diagnosis

20 iPad Apps for Kids with Autism - The Autism Education Site
Autism Society
Autism Sucks - story by a mother in Jamaica
Autism Fact Sheet - National Institute of Neurological Disorders
Autism and Kids - Kids Health Organization
Autism is Treatable - Autism Research Institute
Autism - What you should know - CDC
National Autism Association
Autism Key - resource for parents
Caffeinated Autism Mom - insights from mom of 2 boys with autism
Holly Robinson Peete's Foundation - supports compassionate care for those living with autism
Age of Autism - Daily Web Newspaper

Autism Now - PBS video series recently published a good list of Facebook Fan Pages and Blogs that covers issues relating to Autism. Visit Babble for a summary of the pages and direct links.

Top 30 Autism Facebook Fan Pages