Dr. Roseann Pagano Pizzi, a professor, psychology supervisor at Children's Specialized Hospital, and parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder, will lead the discussion.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Come join the Westfield Community for an evening of education and insightful conversation at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 at the Edison Intermediate School Library. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Westfield PTC Special Education Committee is pleased to offer a presentation on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States, recently updated as affecting 1 in 88 children. The rate is even more staggering in New Jersey, where 1 in 49 children is diagnosed with autism. It is also one of the most misunderstood and complex diagnoses, as children with autism all present differently. Dr. Roseann Pagano Pizzi is the psychology supervisor at Children's Specialized Hospital …
Centers for Disease Control estimates 1 in 88 children in United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study released today that looked at 2008 data from 14 communities. Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with 1 in 54 boys identified. The number of children identified with ASDs ranged from 1 in 210 children in Alabama to 1 in 47 children in Utah. The largest increases were among Hispanic and black children. The report, Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2008, provides autism prevalence estimates from 14 areas. It was …