April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.
Kids with special needs or those on the autism spectrum often have difficulty in crowded, noisy situations with bright lights. Now, Storybookland, a local amusement park is offering special needs kids an opportunity to enjoy the park in a much more subdued way.
One in 68 kids is diagnosed with autism in our country, but it affects one in 45 kids in New Jersey. Boys are five times more likely than in girls to have autism and it is likely that there is at least one autistic boy in on every classroom in New Jersey...
The unfortunate truth is that there are a few cruel and mean people that are among us. What's worse, is that most of them are ignorant. This is a mixture for the situation the mother of an autistic child is dealing with.
Lite Rock attended the Polar Bear Autism Run Walk in Sea Isle City. Despite the chilly temps, the sun was shining and was a great day to raise awareness and funds for Autism research. Check out the pictures.