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Did you know?

A new case of autism is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes, and is one of the fastest-growing development disabilities in the Unites States. So what is it? And how can you help increase awareness?

Recently, researchers have discovered autism appears to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development, according to AutismSpeaks.org.

This group of complex disorders of brain development results in a varied display of characteristics. There may be challenges in social interaction and behavior, or intellectual and motor abilities, but one things is for certainβ€”some individuals with autism have amazing excelled abilities in visual skills, music, math and art.

It’sΒ Autism Awareness month. So, put on a puzzle piece and share the logo on your blog, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

 


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What’s the story?

In 1963, the logo of a puzzle piece was created to symbolize Autism. Why a puzzle piece? Autism was considered a very mysterious condition for years. Now that we know more about the disability, the design reflects the complexity of communication, social and behavioral issues and those autism affects.