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Raising a Child with Autism
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Our guest this week is Katherine Sealy, who is a professional make up artist and Salon owner from Portland. Katherine has a daughter with autism. Boys are 5 times more likely to have autism so having a daughter with the diagnosis was doubly surprising. The rate now for an autism diagnosis is 1 in 68 children.
Episode Segments:
Heaven Sent and Bent: Raising a Child with Autism
Katherine discusses the challenges, and joys, of raising a child with autism. She will also talk about the early warning signs you should be aware of as well as resources for families that have an autistic child.
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Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.