Join us to learn about how Autism Spectrum Disorder affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others.
Autism is a complex developmental disability. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors. It is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. In 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an updated ADDM autism prevalence report. The report concluded that the rates autism had risen to 1 in every 59 births in the United States – twice as great as the 2004 rate of 1 in 125 – and almost 1 in 54 boys. Autism is also common internationally, though not as often diagnosed, and sometimes not treated.
We will talk about autism and also watch an episode of a Netflix TV series, Atypical, which tells the story of a teen on the autism spectrum who decides he wants a girlfriend. This series uses humor to explore the human aspects of autism and its impact on families. Bring your questions - maybe you have a friend or family member who is dealing with autism - and we look forward to learning together. Thursday, May 2, 12:15 until 1:15 p.m., at English Now! Discussion Leaders: Michael Kranefeld and Nancy Traver
12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
4963 Elm Street, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814