World Autism Awareness Day
Did you know?
According to the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) organization:
- Autism affects more than 1 in 150 children world-wide
- Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the world
- More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with diabetes, cancer, & AIDS combined
- Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
- Early diagnosis and intervention improve outcomes
- Autism does not discriminate by geography, class, or ethnicity
About World Autism Awareness Day
In December, the United Nations General Assembely adopted a resolution declaring April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).
Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder, for which symptoms include a lack of or little interest in others, a lack of social awareness, and a strong focus on consistent routine with an interest in repeating odd or peculiar behaviors.In December, the United Nations General Assembely adopted a resolution declaring April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).
The focus of the day is to highlight the growing national and global health crisis of autism and related autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children.
Children's Hospital Boston has a variety of clinical programs, support services, and resources for patients and families living with autism and related ASDs.
About Autism and Related Syndromes
Related Programs and Services at Children's:
- Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships
- Autism Language Program
- Outpatient Psychiatry Service
- Richmond Psychiatry Inpatient Service
- Group Therapy Team
- Augmentative Communication Program
- Developmental Medicine Center
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
- Psychopharmacology Program
- Psychosocial Treatment Program
- Emergency Psychiatry Program
- Social Work Training Program
- Advocating Success for Kids (ASK) Program
Autism 16p11.2 Deletion/Duplication Testing
List of Support Centers