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April is Autism Awareness Month!

Date: April 2, 2013 Author: ITCNCCDF Categories: ITCN CCDF, News, Parents, Providers

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in 88 children in the U.S. (CDC, 2012), with more children being identified than ever before. The early childhood community has a unique opportunity to touch the lives of these children and their families in ways that can make a real difference.

Autism Awareness and Acceptance in Early Childhood Education

Find out more about ACF’s participation in Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month.

Register to Watch Child Care Aware’s Webinar on ASD.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
ASD is a developmental disability that can affect communication, social, and behavioral development. ASD is a spectrum disorder which means that each child is affected differently and has unique strengths, challenges, and needs. ASD begins before the age of 3 and lasts throughout a person’s life, although symptoms may improve over time. Early identification of ASD is important so children and families can attain the services and support they need as soon as possible. With awareness, acceptance, and the appropriate supports, children with ASD can reach their incredible potential.

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ASD MATERIALS FOR ECE PROVIDERS AND PARENTS: ASD Materials for ECE Providers

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