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  • Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

    The mission of CSHCN is to improve the health and quality of life for children with special health care needs, and their families, through early screening and detection, data integration, care coordination, education, intervention, and life transitions.

    April is National Autism Awareness Month

    April is Autism Awareness Month

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on analysis of all behaviors and their severity.

      Here are some signs to look for in the children in your life:
    • Little or no eye contact
    • Lack of or delay in spoken language
    • Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects)
    • Lack of interest in peer relationships
    • Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play
    • Persistent fixation on parts of objects

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    Help bring Utah a new "DONATE LIFE" license plate!

    Give others a second change at life by helping generate awareness for such an important cause as organ donation.
    To learn more about the creation of the new Utah specialty license plate visit: donorconnect.life/licenseplate


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