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Sun May 26, 2019, 04:55 PM



As awareness of the symptoms of autism has improved, we’ve seen an increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism. Recent numbers from the CDC put the rate at 1 in 59 children in the US.

Outcomes for autistic children are significantly better if they’re diagnosed early and receive the care they need to develop.

"One of my boys is on the autism spectrum—I know how invaluable resources and intervention can be, particularly if adopted early on. Families struggle with this in very personal ways. As a country, we should provide ample resources to parents to be able to intervene to support the development of children with autism or who are exceptional in other ways. Many of these children have something unique to offer."

Autism affects 1 in 59 American children, but resources currently don’t meet the needs of these children.

"Direct the Department of Education to support states (with information and funding) in implementing programs to identify and treat autistic children.
Destigmatize autism and related neurological profiles as commonplace and distinct."

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Sun May 26, 2019, 05:03 PM

1. In this recent LAT article on an autistic commencement speaker,


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>a specialist who is quoted states that we're unprepared for the coming "autism tsunami,' some 500,000 teens with the disorder that will enter adulthood next decade."

LAT, May 2019, 'A lot of times they are dropping out early or struggling with mental health,” White said. Soon, this will present a challenge for the nation, she said. In what specialists are calling an “autism tsunami,” some 500,000 teens with the disorder will enter adulthood in the next decade — and need more services to help them succeed in the way Youn has. “We are, on the whole, unprepared to help them function to their true potential,” White said. “We as a society need to do better.”
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