April is National Autism Awareness Month

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April is National Autism Awareness Month.  There is a high prevalence of autism in our country with 1 in 68 children having Autism Spectrum Disorder.  It is important for parents to recognize these early signs:

  • During infancy, your child does not like to be cuddled and does not make eye contact with his/her caregiver(s)
  • Your child is not speaking as well as other children his age, or when he/she speaks he/she only repeats back what has been said to him/her
  • Your child exhibits repetitive motor behaviors such as hand or finder flapping, rocking, swaying or toe-walking

If your child is displaying any of these symptoms, you should consult with your pediatrician.

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