FROM YOUR PARISH NURSE
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. Autism is a “spectrum condition” meaning it affects individuals differently, sometimes with a great degree of variation. It is important for everyone to learn more about autism and truly understand it to ensure we are working towards acceptance and inclusion in our communities. Every person living with ASD deserves to be valued for their unique talents and gifts. Talk to a parent who is raising a child or supporting an adult living with ASD and you will quickly learn about the challenges faced in our day-to-day societal norms. Example: Did you know that something as simple as going to the movies is not an option for many families affected by autism? Please visit www.autism-society.org to learn more about ASD. If someone in your life, family or friend, is dealing with ASD, please reach out, learn more and find ways to support them. I know God cares!
Peace and health in Christ, Marcia L. Isherwood, RN, BSN
Aurora Parish Nurse in Partnership with St. John Lutheran/Cudahy
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