Autism has grown rapidly since my son was first diagnosed 9 years ago. He is nearly 12 years old now. Nine years ago the statistics were 1 in 500 children were diagnosed with autism. NOW, the statistics are 1 in 110!! That is epidemic! Can you believe the difference in a few years? AND, 1 in 70 boys!!! It's a 600% increase in the last 20 years! I am getting these statistics straight from Autism Speaks website.
I'm not trying to scare you. I imagine many of you even know of a child with autism - friend, grandson, son, nephew, niece, granddaughter, neighbor, etc. But, it is actually better to KNOW that your child has autism than to live in denial of this fact. Trust me, I KNOW! The sooner that you can begin helping them through therapies and various techniques, the better they can be for life!
Next week I'll share with you our personal story...our ongoing journey and how we manage right now.
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