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ESU '13 offers resources to learn more about autism

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April is Autism Awareness Month and members of ESU '13 in Scottsbluff are sharing helpful resources to residents who may want to know more about autism.
Special Education Coordinator Laura Barrett says the programs ESU '13 offers are designed to support a range of groups and individuals from schools and students to speech language therapists.

Barrett says often times language and social delays are associated with autism but she says just because a child may have those delays does not mean they're autistic.

She suggests parents should seek professional advice if they are concerned of their child's well-being.
"Early identification is the key," said Barrett. "So if you have that suspicion even at 18 months, two years you're seeing some of those signals, contact your pediatrician, your family doctor and even get in contact with your school."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 68 children have some form of autism. The disability is more prevalent in young men with 1 in 42.

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