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Celebrate World Autism Day Tuesday April 3, 2018

Tuesday April 3, 2018

CNCS Students and Staff will be wearing blue in support of World Autism Day which was April 2, 2018.
Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Autism, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts brain development causing most individuals to experience communication problems, difficulty with social interactions and a tendency to repeat specific patterns of behaviour. There is also a markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests.
According to the latest estimates (March 2014) from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “1 in 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)” This represents a 30% increase in the prevalence rate previously reported by the CDC.
Individuals on the autism spectrum tend to have varying degrees and combinations of symptoms and therefore treatment must be specific to the individual. It is also important to keep in mind that individuals with autism vary widely in their needs, skills and abilities.
There is no standard “type” or “typical” person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Knowing the early signs that lead to early diagnosis can lead to optimal outcomes.
Shelly Graham


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