Education break #2:

Autism is the most common of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders, affecting an estimated 1 in 250 births (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003). This means that as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism. The overall incidence of autism is consistent around the globe, but is four times more prevalent in boys than girls. Autism knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries, and family income, lifestyle, and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism’s occurrence. The Autism Society has a
free online Autism course
. The course covers the following areas:
· Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
· Treatment Options
· Treatment Assistance
· Transition to Adulthood
· More Information and Resources
The online course takes about the amount of time between my posts today to complete. Try it and let me know how you did.

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