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 https://www.autismspeaks.org/.
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.