April is Autism Awareness Month

Currently, one in 68 children in the US are identified as having autism spectrum disorder.  The condition affects boys more often than girls:  1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.  According to Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading advocacy group for families living with ASD, “autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.”

Throughout the month of April, KP will post informative articles on Autism Spectrum Disorder on our Facebook pages and websites.

We’ll post articles in this blog as they are posted on FB:

How Pediatricians Screen for Autism

Six Ways to Talk With Your Kids About Disabilities (Tips for Parents of Typically Developing Children)

Autism – It’s Different for Girls

Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

Also, in celebration of the achievements of children and young adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, KP is proudly displaying the artwork of a local artist with ASD, East Paulding High senior Zachary Willingham. Please enjoy Zachary’s paintings at our front desks and in the front hallway and see below for more information on Zachary and his work. April flyer