Friday, April 1, 2016

Autism Awareness in April

April is Autism Awareness Month, and tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is a group of brain development disorders; symptoms, which appear at age two, include impaired social interaction and repetitive behaviors. Approximately 1 in 68 American children has autism, which can be treated with behavioral therapy and medication. For more information, go to

Update: Temple Grandin, a renowned animal science professor and consultant with autism, was the guest speaker at the Brevard Zoo's Safari Under the Stars fundraiser. The proceeds will go toward building a venue where children with autism and other special needs can explore and connect with nature. Grandin is an example of an inspirational individual who leads a productive life despite having autism.

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