April is National Autism Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, with special efforts this year to support and celebrate inclusion, appreciation, and self-determination for those affected by autism.
To raise awareness for this special cause and support the autism community, the physicians, PAs, nurses,MA’s, administrative & billing staff, and lab techs at Willows may be wearing “blue” jeans during the month of April (blue is the signature color of autism awareness). Also, any proceeds from the sale of Autism Awareness bracelets and pens in our office will be donated to Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC). Please help us make this worthy cause a success. You can view the ASRC website to see all the services they provide to families in the State of Connecticut.
As pediatricians concerned about all aspects of your child’s health, your child’s developmental progress is vital to all of us at Willows. In addition to following your child’s growth and development at every check-up, we offer the MCHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) at your child’s 18-20 month checkup. The 23 point questionnaire filled out by parents is a developmental screening tool designed to identify children who may benefit from a more thorough developmental and autism screening. If you have any questions about this, or any aspect of your child’s growth, health and development, please talk to your physician, PA and/or nurse; we are here for you.
Autism Services and Resources CT (ASRC)