April is National Autism Month

April is National Autism Month and our law firm is bringing awareness to the disability in hopes of advocating on behalf of children on the spectrum. In fact, one of our staff members have children on the spectrum, so we really do understand the importance of education and support.

In honor of all the special children diagnosed, below are five facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder from the National Autism Association:

1.  Autism was first described in 1943 by Dr. Leo Kanner, a child psychiatrist who is considered the “Father of Child Psychiatry.”

2.  Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3.  The symptoms and severity is different for each child therefore the disorder is considered to be a range of abilities.

3.  Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.

4.  Autism is diagnosed four times more often in boys than girls. Its prevalence is not affected by race, region, or socio-economic status. Since autism was first diagnosed in the U.S. the incidence has climbed to an alarming 1 in 68 children in the U.S.

5.  There is no cure for Autism, however many therapies exist to help the child cope or even overcome many symptoms including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Animal Therapy.

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The Ye Law Firm
Chong H. Ye is a Federal Way, WA personal injury trial lawyer who understands that when clients come to him with their legal matter, they need his experience and his readiness to fight the insurance companies on their behalf. Growing up in an immigrant community in Tacoma, WA, Chong witnessed first-hand the difficulties of a language barrier when his parents needed legal representation. Many times, his parents were forgotten once they signed the fee agreement. Realizing the impersonal nature of what his parents have experienced, he wanted to help immigrants or those who lacked any legal background maneuver their ways through legal problems, especially as it relates to personal injuries.
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