National Autism Awareness Month

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April is National Autism Awareness Month

 

 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health Autism is...

a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.

 

Did you know?

  • About 1 in 44 children are diagnosed with Autism
  • Autism occurs in all races, genders, and socioeconomic groups
  • Boys are diagnosed with ASD four times more often than girls

 

Want more info?

National Institute of Mental Health

 

Looking for a book with a character with Autism in it?

Juan Has the Jitters  

Juan Has the Jitters by Anita Cruz

 

 

 

 

A Bird Will Soar

A Bird Will Soar by Alison Green Myers

 

 

 

 

The Adventures of Quinten - Quinten Visits the Beach

The Adventures of Quinten: Quinten Visits the Beach by Nikki C.

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Best Friend

Bad Best Friend by Rachel Vail

 

 

 

Do You Know Me?

Do You Know Me? by Libby Scott

 

 

 

 

Books about Autism-

Dragon and His Friend: A Dragon Book About Autism

Dragon and His Friend: A Dragon Book About Autism by Steve Herman

 

 

 

 

The Ice Cream Sundae Guide to Autism

The Ice Cream Sundae Guide to Autism by Debby Elley and Tori Houghton

 

 

 

 

All Cats are on the Autism Spectrum

All Cats Are On the Autism Spectrum by Kathy Hoopman

 

 

 

 

For more books click here!

 

Local resources:

Buffalo Autism Project

 

Autism Society of WNY

 

The Summit Center

 

Autism Services Inc.

 

 

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