WHO: In the past few years, the number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased from 1 in every 166 children to 1 in every 150. ASD has reached epidemic proportions in our population and still continues to grow. The disorder has impacted many families that were unprepared for the demands of raising an Autistic child making it clear that much more research is needed to find more effective treatments, possibly a cure and way to prevent it. But today, educating the public about the syndrome and educating parents who have autistic children, is vital. The Detroit Public Schools’ Office of School Social Work Services is committed to disseminating such information to the general public for the good of all youngsters who have ASD
WHAT: First annual Autism Awareness Fair – The event is free.
WHEN: Friday, April 25, 2008 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Detroit Federation of Teachers building at 2875 W. Grand Blvd
WHY: To share and discuss information about ASD in observance of Autism Awareness Month, and to try to discover how to best meet the needs of the ASD population and their parents.
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