April is Autism Awareness month. For those of you who don't know, I am on the autism spectrum. I was diagnosed with moderate asperger's syndrome at the age of 40. I'm sure if you look around you will find many of us, living and working among you. Our brains may be wired differently than neurotypical brains, but we are your friends, co-workers, family members, and folks you see every day. Autism isn't caused by vaccines - it's a genetic condition. Nor is it 'dramatically on the rise' - it's just that we are more able to diagnose it and that's a good thing. Early intervention prevents kids these days from having to go through 40 years of their lives before learning what they can do to help themselves function in a neurotypical biased world.
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