Bringing attention to and celebrating Autism Awareness Month.
April is Autism Awareness Month.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States today.
In this podcast "Welcome to Holland" we will interview to mothers whose children have been diagnosed with Autism. They will talk about the challenges and triumphs of raising a child and adult with autism.
"Welcome to Holland" is in reference to a poem written by a parent of a child with a disability and she tries to comfort other parents struggling to accept their own special needs situations.
Candice currently serves as Library Media Specialist at West Haven Board of Education. She is a graduate of Wiley College and an avid San Francisco 49's Fan.
Can is a wife and the mother of 2, Alexis and Cameron.
She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc and also of Jack and Jill.
Candice's youngest child has autism and so much of her life is dedicated to ensure her child receives the services she needs and deserves.