Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often in the news. ASD is a very wide zone in developmental health. It can describe a child who might have trouble speaking or doing basic skills. ASD can’t be found through the usual medical tests. It is often found by a doctor with experience in the field.
April is National Autism Awareness Month. The hope of this month is to bring to light the major issues that surround autism. This includes how to diagnose it, care for individual cases, and how to support your loved one with ASD. The NFDA Work/Life Resource Program, a benefit of your membership, has helpful information to help you better understand ASD:
Article: Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Is It?
Article: Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
Article: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Real People With Real Lives
If you have questions or need support, the NFDA Work/Life Resource Program offers free, confidential assistance by phone and online. For more information about the wide range of tools and resources available to you, visit www.nfda.org/worklife (log in required).