Happy Autism Awareness Month! All month long I will be bringing you posts with information and activities that you can share with your students, buildings, and a families to help increase Autism awareness.
We all have those children, students, and populations that we just love. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely ADORE all my kids, but I have an extra soft spot for my students on the spectrum. They have taught me so much about myself and the world around me.
So since today kicks off Autism Awareness month, I wanted to share some information about Autism.
– 1 in 68 kids will be diagnosed with Autism. This is up from the 1 in 88 just a few years ago. The increase in diagnoses is most likely due to more informed professionals and earlier detection. You can read the new research from the Center for Disease Control HERE.
– Autism doesn’t discriminate among race, however, boys are more likely to be diagnosed that girls with a 5 to 1 ratio.
– One in every 42 boys will be diagnosed with Autism.
– There is no cure for Autism. While special diets and therapies can help someone with Autism, it cannot cure them.
So to kick things off, here is an Autism freebie for you. I made a basic, Autism Awareness handout. You can download it at my TpT store HERE.
Don’t forget April 2nd is Light It Up Blue! Wear blue to show your support and to bring awareness to those with Autism.