April is National Autisim Awareness Month.
In the Central Valley, some are working to not only raise awareness, but offer help as well.
It often impacts a child’s social interactions and communication, and can cause a wide range symptoms, from mild to severe,
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Autism affects one in 59 children in America.
Here in the valley, the Fresno Autism Network (FAN) is just one of several group offering help.
“We do suggest that if you see the signs of Autism to get it checked out. Early intervention is really important for maximizing your child’s potential,” says Stephanie Ramirez with FAN.
The network is active on facebook and offers help and advice.