April is National Autism Awareness Month! During this month, many organizations will be actively promoting autism awareness and acceptance. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that typically occurs during early childhood. ASD is defined by a specific set of behaviors and can affect individuals differently. Though there is no known cause of this disorder, increased awareness and early diagnosis can lead to improved outcomes for the persons affected.
Below are some of the signs of Autism to look for in children:
- Lack of or delay in speaking
- Repetitive use of language or motor mannerisms
- Little to no eye contact
- Lack of interest in relationships
- Lack of random or make-believe play
- Persistent fixation on certain parts of objects
At Universal Medical Data, we encourage everyone to help raise awareness for Autism spectrum disorder. If someone in your family is affected, look to us for the best medical ID bracelets to conveniently display their condition in the event of an emergency. Our bracelets can be engraved for autism to ensure the safety of any child or adult, no matter where they are. Whether they are at school or traveling with family, their medical information will be easily accessible for all who may need it.