April is Autism Awareness Month

Mar 31, 2014, 10:58 ET from OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased to 1 in 68 children, the need for raising autism awareness and increasing knowledge about available resources presents a great need across Ohio communities. Early identification intervention results in marked improvements in functioning of children with ASD.

This year OCALI has launched a public service campaign specifically targeting African American and Hispanic communities to promote early identification. Research shows that these children are often misdiagnosed and diagnosed later, limiting their achievement and preventing our communities from benefitting from their skills and talents.

PSAs can viewed on the links below

OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence) is a statewide agency located in Columbus, Ohio serving families, individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the educators and professionals serving these individuals across their life span.

OCALI serves as a clearinghouse for research, resources and trends to address the autism challenge. It provides products, training, technical assistance and consultation to build professional and community capacity to promote quality lives for people with disabilities.

April is Autism Awareness month.  I hope your organization will help OCALI spread the message.

To schedule an interview with a representative of OCALI during the month of April or if your organization would like more information on this very important campaign, please contact me at toi@cntillc.com          

470 Glenmont Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43214 

SOURCE OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence)