3 Things to Teach Your Kids about Autism

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Did you know? The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism. Your kids may encounter friends with autism at school. Here are some things they should know.

  1. Everybody’s brain works differently. Your friends with autism have many strengths and talents, just like you!
  2. Everyone likes different games. Your friends with autism have special interests and like to play games their own way, just like you!
  3. It’s important to be kind. Your friends with autism are very special in many ways, just like you!

Read more on our blog about autism:
Liam’s Story: Becoming an Eagle Scout, Thriving with Autism
How to Recognize Symptoms of Autism in Your Child
Thriving With Autism

If you’d like to learn more about our clinic and our autism services, click here.

About Dr. Cindy Chestaro

Dr. Cindy ChestaroCindy E. Chestaro, M.D. received her medical degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic and then went on to complete a residency in Pediatrics at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL. Dr. Chestaro then completed a Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences. She specializes in the diagnostic evaluation, biomedical management, and family support for children with motor, communicative, sensory, developmental, genetic, neurological, learning, and behavioral disorders – including Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays, PDD, Learning Disorders, Speech Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, ADHD and Asperger’s.

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