April is Autism Awareness Month

as_naam2014_badge_250x250_webready_1

Dr. Wags and the staff at KidstoothDoc are joining together with many other medical and dental providers to call attention to Autism this April. We suggest you visits this site: http://www.cdc.gov/autism which is provided by the Center for Disease Control and features updated and easy-to-read information on facts, screening, diagnosis, and treatments; pages dedicated to data & statistics, research, and publications; individualized pages for different visitors—people with ASD, families, healthcare providers, educators, and partners.

Learn The Signs. Act Early.
The CDC, in partnership with many organizations, including the AAP, launched an early identification awareness campaign to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders. The earlier a child with a developmental delay receives appropriate assessment and intervention, the better the developmental outcome.

Birth to 5: Watch me Thrive
CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program has joined with others across the federal government to promote developmental and behavioral screening through the Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive campaign, launched in March 2014. The program will help families look for and celebrate milestones; promote universal screenings; identify delays as early as possible; and improve the support available to help children succeed in school and thrive alongside their peers.