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April Is National Autism Awareness Month

As many of you know, I have a daughter with autism.  Since April is National Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to speak to you a bit about what it is and what it is not. Because so many Americans are diagnosed with it, you probably know someone who is autistic.

One thing you should know is that autism is not a disease.  It is a neurological condition that can develop in children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.  It manifests itself as uniquely as individuals are different from each other, but there are some common displays of autistic behavior.

To name a few:  trouble with social interaction, delayed verbal responses, inability to maintain eye contact, and hyper-fixation on a part of an object.  These can be seen in varying degrees based on individuals’ characteristics.

I met with a Generation Rescue board member this week of the foundation established by Jenny McCarthy. I was surprised to learn that they propose that autism is reversible! There are biomedical treatments that improve and may possibly reverse the autistic condition in so many people so consistently that it is gaining more and more attention and acceptance. While it’s difficult, as you can imagine, to get health insurance to change coverage allowances to include these treatments, Generation Rescue has a way that families can receive these treatments . You can contact them from their website for more information.
Do you anticipate that your life and your assets will never change?  I doubt that you do, so please read this week’s feature article “Keep The Change & Get Over $4,000 In Bonuses.”

If you celebrate Passover or Easter, here’s to your wonderful and safe Holiday!