INTERNATIONAL DAY OF AUTISM AWARENESS-April 2nd
United Nations World Autism Day (APRIL 2ND) Information and Calendar LINK
We are a recognized NGO with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs Disability (LINK) to learn more about them (See pages 1 and 2 of the 11 pages for clarification), below. We partner up with one of our sponsors to do the International Day of Autism Awareness and the month long Autism Awareness. As well as community activities, events to promote "Unity in the Community" 365 days a year.
Information about AUTISM, ADD, ADHD & Bipolar Disorders
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a serious Neurodevelopmental Disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. These issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a single disorder that includes disorders that were previously considered separate — Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Childhood Dis-integrative Disorder (DD), and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) not otherwise specified.
The term "Spectrum" in Autism Spectrum Disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity. Although the term "Asperger's Syndrome" is no longer in the DSM, some people still use the term, which is generally thought to be at the mild end of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is rising. It's not clear whether this is due to better detection and reporting, or a real increase in the number of cases, or both. While there is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorders, intensive and early treatment can make a big difference in the lives of many children, teens, and even adults.
Read more articles about (ASD) at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Autism-Spectrum-Disorder-Fact-Sheet
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