The year I was born, the number of children diagnosed with autism was 1 in 5000. And I went through my school-age years and then some never knowing what autism was or anyone who had it. As I grew older, I had an idea it existed but it wasn’t anything I knew about.
It wasn’t until 2008, at the age of 33, that I really learned what autism was.
Read the rest on Babble: 1 in 50 School-Age Kids Have an Autism Diagnosis. What does it really mean?
- My Son has autism. No need to say I’m sorry.
- Autistic Kids are Amazing
- Autism in the Middle
- The Milestones and Moments to Celebrate When You Have a Kid with Autism
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AutismWonderland - written by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez - is a personal blog chronicling a NYC family's journey with autism, while also sharing local resources for children/families with special needs.