Healthcast: World Autism Day

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You might see some people wearing blue to support world autism awareness day

Last year, the Centers for Disease Control said approximately one in 59 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

That accounts for 1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls.

People with autism sometimes have other conditions, including sleep disturbance, seizures, and gastrointestinal problems.

There is no medical detection for autism, but for parents, paying attention to developmental milestones is key.

Adults are impacted too.

Comedian Amy Schumer recently shared in a Netflix special that her husband is on the autism spectrum.

Core symptoms of autism are repetitive behaviors and challenges with social communication.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children get screened for autism at their 18 and 25 month check up.

Behavioral treatments, medicines or both can be used to help. 

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