April is Autism Awareness Month

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"So here's some advice from me on World Autism Awareness Week: give people time to process information, use clear language, and show patience".

According to the most recent numbers released by the CDC, 1 in 68 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Celebrating the season, there will be a free community Easter egg hunt on April 8 at 10 a.m.in Legion Park for those with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or special needs. Blue is the color of support for autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development.

"People with autism are much more aware and intelligent than they appear through our observations", said McClennen.

Jia said that contrary to the perception that all autistic children have unique skills, only a small number of people with autism have special talents in arts, mathematics or other fields. For generations, men and women living on the autism spectrum have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of science, technology, art, literature, business, politics, and many other professions.

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The event was jointly organised by Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Qatar Autism Families Association, Nomas Centre under the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Renad Academy. "We have to make people aware, because sometimes there's no one to take care of these people once their parents die". "It's a good thing to go into the schools this month because there's a lot of bullying that goes on".

Kuryn Patterson and her mom started the Gulf Coast School for Autism in 2012.

"The greatest message.is that every person who has an autism diagnosis must be fully respected, valued and be provided a life of the highest dignity", said Badesch.

Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) also supports a psychotherapy art course for the benefit of the Charitable Society for Autism Families in Riyadh.

"Every one of them has different characteristics and different traits", Llobell said. The chapter works to get families together and do activities in which all of the children can participate.

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