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Autism Awareness Month

April is autism awareness month. April has been set aside as the month to raise awareness for autism since the 1970's. Autism is a group of complex disorders affecting brain development. Generally, signs of autism are most visible in toddlers and may include difficulty in social interaction, and communication. The CDC estimates that autism affects 1 in 68 children representing a significant increase over the past forty years. Early diagnosis/intervention and behavioral therapy are proven methods for helping children with autism which is why widespread awareness is key.

Dealing with children with any sort of special needs or developmental issues requires a great deal of attention, dedication, and commitment. Several of the factors to be considered in any custody award can be particularly relevant in this instance. Specifically, the following factors can be key: (3) The parental duties performed by each party on behalf of the child.(4) The need for stability and continuity in the child's education, family life and community life.(5) The availability of extended family.(6) The child's sibling relationships.(9) Which party is more likely to maintain a loving, stable, consistent and nurturing relationship with the child adequate for the child's emotional needs.(10) Which party is more likely to attend to the daily physical, emotional, developmental, educational and special needs of the child.(12) Each party's availability to care for the child or ability to make appropriate child-care arrangements.
These factors can be even more important with a child who may struggle socially and have a greater need for stability/structure as well as familiar faces and familiar environments. 

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