I’m a big fan of early intervention for most children with special needs. But in case you’ve been on the fence about seeking out an early diagnosis for a child with autism, here’s an important stat that may motivate you to act sooner rather than later. (2008 is all about ‘New Beginnings’, right?).
According to the Austism Society of America, ‘the cost of lifelong care for someone with autism can be reduced by two-thirds with early diagnosis and intervention’.
That’s one solid vote for taking action now.
You can learn more about this terrific resource at www.autism-society.org.
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