Autism is a neurological disorder that typically appears in the first three years of life. Basically it affects social interaction with others. Children with autism are more self focused. Each child is affected differently.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects the normal development of the brain in areas of social interaction and communication skills. The disorder makes it hard for people with autism to communicate with others and relate to the outside world.
DEAR ABBY: April is Autism Awareness Month. I'm hoping that with the number of people your column reaches, you will help us in the autism community spread the word about the need for research and education about this childhood disorder.
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