There’s a good chance though you know at least one person with autism, which is now the most well-publicized pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) there is. There’s been an alarming rise in autism rates over the past 20–30 years, leading to a growing body of research and improvements in treatment/development.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 kids in the U.S. have autism. Boys though are five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
This increase shows just how important it is to detect these issues in your children. The sooner you can determine whether or not your child has autism, the sooner you can go about finding the best ways to enhance and encourage their mental development.
This episode is all about the holistic health journey that my family took when my youngest nephew was diagnosed with being on the autism spectrum. Shoutout to all the parents that have a differently-abled child or a child on the autism spectrum. I know it’s not easy, you are the unsung superheroes of the world.