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Autism Acceptance Month

According to The Autism Society of America, Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex, lifelong developmental condition that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, ability to communicate, ability to form and maintain relationships and behavioral self-regulation.

The Autism experience is different for everyone. Often referred to as a “spectrum condition” that affects people to varying degrees, it is frequently characterized by challenges with repetitive behaviors and non-verbal or limited communication.

Across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups about 1 in 36 U.S. children have been identified with Autism, with boys nearly four times as likely as girls to be identified, according to the CDC. There is no known single cause of Autism, but many factors are thought to contribute to its development, including environmental, genetics, preexisting conditions and abnormalities in brain structure.

Happy National Nurses Day

May 06, 2024
Today we celebrate the incredible dedication and compassion of the NWF Health Network Nurse Care Coordinators, who work hard to ensure the well-being of the children in our community.