April is Autism Awareness Month
Let’s take a brief look at Autism:
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life: it is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. Autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 500 individuals. It is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and includes persons from all racial, ethnic, social, family income, lifestyle, and formal education level sectors.
Autism impacts the typical development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. They find it hard to communicate with others and relate to the outside world. In some cases, aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior may be present. Persons with autism may exhibit repeated body movements (hand flapping, rocking), unusual responses to people or attachments to objects and resistance to changes in routines. Individuals may also experience sensitivities in sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.
There is so much to learn about Autism. Read more here:
This month, hipS-sister will donate $1.00 for all online sales of our Columbian blue/white reversible left coast to Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
If you cannot purchase a hipS-sister today, perhaps you can provide a personal donation to the Organization. The link is below:
Thank you for helping us create a better tomorrow.