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Information About Autism

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Several Sites offering information on autism.  If you know of others, please feel free to send them to us.  Thank you!

Cure Autism Now


http://www.cureautismnow.org
Founded by parents of children with autism in 1995,Cure Autism Now (CAN) is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach.

 

Autism Speaks
http://www.autismspeaks.org
The goal of Autism Speaks is to find the answers for all who struggle with autism.   Their primary mission is to raise funds to facilitate research on autism.   They are committed to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society, and to giving hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.  Autism speaks, it's time to listen.  Click the below banner or link for information.

 

autism speaks

 

What is Autism?
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first two years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Both children and adults on the autism spectrum typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.

Autism is one of five disorders that fall under the umbrella of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), a category of neurological disorders characterized by "severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development." (from the Autism Society of America website).


Generous Gems offers several lines of autism awareness ribbon jewelry in gold and silver.  A beautiful way to show support and raise awareness.

 

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