2020 MWAA GOLF TOURNAMENT
JULY 24 2020 – HAWKTREE GOLF COURSE, BISMARCK, ND
Who Are We?
We are a group of parents, educators, therapists, medical providers, and others who are concerned about the advancement for children and families who are dealing with life on the autism spectrum.
Our mission is to create an inclusive world for kids on the autism spectrum. This world is not limited to elementary, middle or high school. It includes life beyond school age. We are committed to creating and finding opportunities to serve children and adults on the spectrum through all stages of life.
We are here to provide support in a variety of ways. This will include support groups, referrals for services, educational support sessions, etc.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system. The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behaviors. Early recognition, as well as behavioral, educational, and family therapies may reduce symptoms and support development and learning.
In 2020 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. Most children were still being diagnosed after age 4, though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2.