Support AUTISM AWARENESS…SHOP FOR A CAUSE ~ Stella & Dot

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PLESAE JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING AUTISM AWARENESS! EVERY YEAR MY CHILDREN DO WEEKLY ACTIVITIES TO REMEMBER WHAT AUTISM IS, HOW IT AFFECTS OTHERS, AND WHAT THEY CAN DO IN THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THOSE WITH AUTISM.  I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT STELLA & DOT WILL ALSO BE DOING THEIR PART BY OFFERING THIS UNITY BRACELET AS A COLORFUL LITTLE REMINDER TO DO YOUR PART IN BEING COMPASSIONATE!  THE NET PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE HOLLYROD FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization dedicated to showing compassion to those living with Autism.

YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY GOING TO www.stelladot.com/sites/danielleraybuck2

“Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation.

Let’s embrace a new perspective. For over 50 years we have worked in communities (both large and small) to ensure our actions, through our services and programming, supported all individuals living with autism. Let’s expand this work to focus on the rest of us – ensuring acceptance and inclusion in schools and communities that results in true appreciation of the unique aspects of all people. We want to get one step closer to a society where those with ASDs are truly valued for their unique talents and gifts.

Join us in celebration for 2018 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.”

 

 WHAT IS AUTISM?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on analysis of all behaviors and their severity.

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their ADDM autism prevalence report. The report concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 68 births in the United States – nearly twice as great as the 2004 rate of 1 in 125 – and almost 1 in 54 boys. The spotlight shining on autism as a result has opened opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve families facing a lifetime of supports for their children. In June 2014, researchers estimated the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism is as great as $2.4 million. The Autism Society estimates that the United States is facing almost $90 billion annually in costs for autism. (This figure includes research, insurance costs and non-covered expenses, Medicaid waivers for autism, educational spending, housing, transportation, employment, related therapeutic services and caregiver costs.)

To read further about early signs an treatment of Autism follow the site below

What is Autism?

 

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