Autism Awareness is all year here

May 01, 2018

As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, here at Crossroads, autism awareness will continue. But in addition to awareness, much more than that will also continue.

As we head out of April, which is designated as Autism Awareness Month, and begin the new month of  May, the attention of many will turn to other causes and needs. As important as they may be, it’s necessary to note that here at Crossroads and for so many others, Autism awareness is a full time gig.

Supporters of our mission include family members, employees, and the school districts and communities we work with. Supporters include individuals like you, people who care and want to make a difference.

You  are aware that autism has no calendar. No boundaries. You realize that what we are doing here is much larger than awareness or acceptance. Students here are building skills that are life-changing. Through our teaching, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, our students are learning how to communicate, how to play and make friends, and self-help skills that will carry them into their future. It is our mission at Crossroads to support the students and families we serve so that they can lead a full and productive life and we will continue this mission well beyond the month of April.

The information below was provided to us by the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) as the CDC released new rates last week for Autism prevalence.

With growing numbers, we at Crossroads Center for Children remain ever determined to pursue the mission of helping each and every child we serve to prepare for success in their lives. We believe fully in the science and research of Applied Behavior Analysis in carrying out the work of providing education to our students, many of whom have diagnoses of autism.

ABA is our focus because we believe that it is the one educational philosophy and approach that is the most helpful to our students. There is extensive scientific research behind ABA that fuels our vision that every child we serve will have a full and productive life.

We urge others to learn about and use ABA techniques, and to make a difference that goes far beyond awareness for the whole year through.

Your help in this work is so very much appreciated.

CDC Releases Updated Prevalence Rates for Autism

New CDC Prevalence Rates for Autism – 1 in 59The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its biennial update on the prevalence rate of autism today. The new rate is based on data collected by the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) during a 2014 survey of 325,483 children across 11 states.  Links to articles published by Spectrum News and Autism Speaks  are provided below. Spectrum News: New Report Shows Slight Uptick in Autism Prevalence Autism Speaks: CDC Increases Estimate of Autism’s Prevalence by 15 percent, to 1 in 59
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