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Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 inpiduals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe.
Autism AwarenessStudents will be learning about Autism throughout the month of April. Educational clips will be shown on the morning announcements. All art classes are participating in a "Stand Up for Autism" poster contest.

Autism Videos
GVMS students will be viewing some of these videos during Home Base throughout the month.
Repetitive Motions
Mother's View on Autism

Click here for helpful links about Autism.
April 12 - Acting Antics is a non-profit camp designed to help students on the spectrum develop social skills in schools and the community.
They are holding a fundraising event to help raise scholarship funds for students that can not afford classes.
Click here to read more about this great fundraiser!

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