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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Although more children are diagnosed with autism today than ever before, the outlook has changed dramatically. Several decades ago, if a child was diagnosed with autism, there was little hope for leading anything close to a "normal" life. In fact, many parents were encouraged by professionals to place their child with autism into institutional care to spare the family the stress and heartache of attempting to raise the child.
Recent research has demonstrated that by providing the child with services and support at appropriate developmental levels, significant gains in most life areas can be achieved.
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Last Reviewed: Mar 30, 2009
Michael G Aman, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University