April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day

In 2007, the United Nations passed a resolution designating April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (April is Autism Awareness month in the United States). The designation recognizes that autism is a growing health crisis worldwide, and seeks to raise awareness about the signs of autism so that parents can get early treatment for their children. Research shows that early treatment of autism can significantly reduce symptoms of the disorder, which affects social and intellectual functioning.

For more information and to learn the signs of autism and related disorders, go to: http://www.autismspeaks.org


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