Professors, students spread the word about autism

April 30, 2008 9:34:50 PM PDT
April is "Autism Awareness Month."Today Fresno State's Central California Autism Center held an awareness field day to help educate and entertain the public.

Students got their faces painted and kids played in a bounce house.

Current Reseach shows one in every 150 babies will eventually be diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

"It's one of the most prevalent childhood disorders right now and there's lots of services and lots of good things that are being done, but the more people that know about it the better. Parents still have a hard time getting the right information, so we're trying to spread the word as much as we can," said Dr. Amanda Adams, Central California Autism Center Director.

With autism affecting so many Valley families, center organizers say they provide a reliable source of accurate information.

http://psych.csufresno.edu/AutismCenter/index.shtml


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