April is Autism Awareness Month

by Cassidy Stockton in Featured Articles

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person’s ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe.

Reprinted with the permission of Autism Speaks

Autism affects nearly everyone at some point in life. At Bob’s Red Mill, we are helping to raise awareness about autism by sponsoring our local chapter of the Autism Society of America and partnering with Autism Speaks. We encourage you to find a way to support your community in their efforts to support the families of those with autism. 

Resources:
Autism Speaks: Find support in your area
Autismspeaks.org
East Coast:
2 Park Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY10016
Phone: (212) 252-8584

West Coast:
5455 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2250
Los Angeles, CA90036
Phone: (323) 549-0500

Autism Society of America: Find support in your area
autism-society.org
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, Maryland20814-3067
1.800.3AUTISM

Autism Spot: Online support community
autismspot.com
2300 McDermott Drive
Suite 200-113
Plano, TX75025
888.317.8074

Defeat Autism Now/Autism Research Institute
autism.com
4182 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA92116
1-866-366-3361

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4 Responses to “April is Autism Awareness Month”

  1. I have twin girls who have autism. I’m happy to see people writing about autism in a positive light. : ) I see lots of negative posts/articles that smear any therapy, diet, etc. that isn’t endorsed by the AMA or the APA as “quack science”.

    I was tested for Celiac disease about ten years ago, but I tested negative. I have IBS.
    I tried a GF-CF diet for my daughters when they were younger, but I didn’t notice a difference in behavior or health. It was tough.

    Anyway, I wanted to say thanks for your blog posts on autism and all-things-gluten!

    Laura

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