April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a group of developmental disorders. ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum,” of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability. Data shows that identification of ASD is on the rise and approximately 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD (1 in 42 boys).
People with ASD often have these characteristics:
Below are some resources are learning about ASD
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Dr. Turner is a licensed psychologist with expertise in behavioral pediatrics, child mental health, disruptive behavior disorders, and minority mental health. He is also certified as a National Register Health Service Psychologist.