They laugh, they smile, they cry and cause trouble. Autistic children are like other kids in many ways but different in others. And for reasons no one completely understands, their numbers are growing.
Autism is defined as a complex developmental disability that causes problems with social interaction and communication. Autism spectrum disorder is the umbrella term used to cover its many manifestations. Asperger syndrome describes what many consider to be a more mild variation of the disorder because sufferers possess normal intelligence and verbal skills but are impaired in their social interactions.
Tonight we will talk to parents who will share their stories about Autism and the impact on their life. We will also talk about early detection and share valuable resources. Our special invited guest is Lisa Quinones-Fontanez, creator and author of Autism Wonderland and a mother of an autistic child. She will share her story of raising a child with Autism.
We will also be hearing from parents in our community with a story and resources to share. You can call in LIVE at 646-716-7745.
Let’s Talk About Autism will air on
Blog Talk Radio on Monday, May 21st at 9:pm (Eastern Time)
- Head Lag May Be Sign of Autism (abcnews.go.com)
- Special Edition – Aspergers (education.com)
- Know About Autistic Spectrum Disorder Symptoms In Children (after50health.com)
- Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism (news.health.com)