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SPS promotes Autism Awareness with a month of events


April is Autism Awareness Month and Sidney Public Schools (SPS) Special Education Program has partnered with area businesses to help promote awareness and education in the community.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain. Those with autism show decreased social communication skills and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests.

CDC Prevention issued a report in 2014 concluding that autism has risen to one in every 68 births in the United States, a signifi...

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