Autism Spectrum Disorder: No two alike

One in every 68 children is impacted by autism, according to the National Autism Association. Autism effects the section of the brain that’s responsible for social skills, communication and cognitive function. When autism is caught early,  treatment, therapy, and medication can help children improve. However there is no cure. Adults with autism especially have difficulty…

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Art studios painting new lives

  Art serves as an outlet for many. For participants in ArtWorks, an art program for adults with developmental disabilities located just off of the University of Arizona campus, the work that they create provides new opportunities for their voices to be heard. With each stroke of a paintbrush, dreams are shared; each mixed media…

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Autism Program Blossoms at Special Needs School

On the wall of a very special classroom hangs a piece of red construction paper embossed with the words, “Each of us is a flower growing in life’s garden.” Surrounding the message are the photos children with autism who attend one of Tucson’s special needs schools. Autism spectrum disorder now affects 1 in 68 children…

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