April is Autism Awareness Month

  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys.
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined.
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.     –From Autism Speaks: http://www.autismspeaks.org/

If you think you or a loved one may be autistic, we have many resources to help you. We show a few here:

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Or if you are autistic,  wondering what it may be like to have autism, live with or know  someone who does, you may want to read:

Our Inclusive Storytime which is for children who may not feel comfortable in other programs will resume on Sundays, this fall. Check our Events Calendar for dates and times.

                                                                                               Glorious Read

About Tina Zubak

I've been a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for about 12 years, first at the Beechview branch and now at Children's. I've written some books myself, but alas, no publications. Among my favorite books are BFG, Houndsley and Catrina and the Quiet Time, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Nation and Rose Daughter.
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