17 Children’s Books That Promote Understanding Of Autism

These books foster awareness and empathy for kids on the spectrum. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 59 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite improvements, people with autism are still relatively underrepresented in the realm of film, TV and literature. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we compiled …

7 Ways To Support Families Through a New Autism Diagnosis

I am an autism mom. This is a new statement for me. You see, we’ve only had our diagnosis for two months. Of course, the diagnosis came as no surprise, and yet, it still feels so new. I’ve just been officially inducted to the disability community with a life-long membership. As my husband and I are coming to terms with this, we …

In the United States, Autism Prevalence Has Increased to 1 in 59 Children

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its newest report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, an ongoing surveillance system that provides estimates on the prevalence of autism. What the Report Showed According to the findings from the ADDM network, which were based on data reported from 11 sites, the overall prevalence of autism is 16.8 per 1000 …