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HCRS and The Compass School to Host Autism Awareness Event

The month of April is designated Autism Awareness month in order to highlight the growing incidence of Autism. In support of this effort, HCRS and The Compass School of Westminster will be hosting a Bowl for Autism event to promote Autism Awareness in our communities.

The Bowl for Autism Awareness event will be held on April 10, 2013 at Brattleboro Bowl in Brattleboro, Vermont. This event will run from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. For more information, please contact Charmion Lea Handy at (802) 463-3532 ext. 1243.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of developmental disabilities affecting the brain. There is no known cause for ASD, but it can impact a person’s functioning at different levels. A person with an ASD may not look any different, but they may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in different ways. Many people with ASD have problems with social, emotional, and communication skills. Autism spectrum disorders begin during early childhood and last throughout a person’s life. If you suspect your child may have ASD, talk with your child’s doctor or school and ask for a referral to an agency like HCRS. Early intervention has shown to be the best tool to help your child reach their true potential. For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/actearly.