Autism Awareness PSA

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Autism Awareness:

Autism Awareness

What is Autism?:

What is Autism? Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Caused by environmental or genetic factors Can be detected in ages as early as 18 months to 3 years

Signs of Autism in Children:

Signs of Autism in Children No eye contact Doesn’t understand simple directions or questions Lack of social interaction Difficulties understanding feelings of hurt or discomfort Unresponsive to their name

Parent Involvement:

Parent Involvement Seek help from your pediatrician Continue with regular check-ups Provide comfort through medical or behavioral treatment and music therapy Support groups

Music Therapy:

Music Therapy Children with autism are able to mimic instrumental patterns and soothe their frustration with music. Supports emotional, cognitive, and social development For more information, parents can visit www.Musictherapy.org Example: https://youtu.be/PVctNNS-Jig

Support Groups:

Support Groups www.myautismteam.com www.autismnow.org www.nationalautismassociation.org www.autismlearn101.com

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