Morning Rounds: National Autism Awareness Month

The Morning Show

Dr. Tegan McCormick from Christie Clinic joins the Morning Show to discuss Autism Awareness Month.

The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970.

In the United States, autism affects 1 in every 110 children. National Autism Awareness Month aims to make the public more aware about this widespread disability and the issues which arise in the autism community.

Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. 

Autism can be be present from birth or form during early childhood (typically within the first three years).  Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with no single known cause.

A wide spectrum disorder, people will autism have set of symptoms unique to themselves; no two people are the same.

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