While I was checking in with our sister sites this week, I noticed this infographic posted on 5 Minutes for Special Needs by the wonderful Emily of Colorado Moms. Although I am not a mother of an autistic child, I was absolutely fascinated by the information on this infographic. I think this would be good information to share not only with parents of autistic kids, but future parents as well.
Autism is on the rise. It’s all over the news, in every book and magazine I read, it is essentially, my life. With a son on the spectrum, it’s even more imperative for me to see WHY it’s on the rise. What can we do to help combat this, or is it simply on the rise because of the added research and case studies that are out there “catching” it more?
The website Thriving with Autism put together this amazing infographic. I’m a visual person, so it definitely helps to “see” what’s going on, vs. reading countless studies.
Emily concludes her post with: “Even if you don’t have a child with Autism, I encourage you to check out the site. Chances are, you know of a family dealing with Autism and the more we all can learn about this rising condition, the more we can help society to stop singling those kids out to be bullied.”
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom writer, Lolli. You can find Lolli blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.