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April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Image of a ribbon and the words 'join us in celebration.' Five colored circles with the words awareness, action, inclusion, acceptance, appreciation.

Hearing and vision screening for very young children can be difficult to diagnose when the child also has autism. It is possible for a child to have significant visual impairment and autism, or hearing loss and autism. Up to 40% of children with hearing loss having an additional disability.

Collaborative efforts between parents, doctors, and teachers are important in appropriately diagnosing children. Cooperative efforts between vision, hearing, and autism programs can be critical in ensuring children have all the resources they need. For more information:

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