RRSA St. Louis Supports Autism Awareness: April is World Autism Month

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Many people are confused about exactly what Autism is and is not. If you are one of those people, below is a definition of Autism from the Autism Speaks website: “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with …