April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, a global effort to raise awareness and world attention on the issues affecting those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

According to the CDC, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

The CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 110 children in the U.S have an ASD. People with ASDs handle information in their brain differently than other people.

SimplyHome provides technology supports to several individuals with autism. We have been able to come up with different solutions for each family to address their specific needs. One family in particular has an autistic son who thought it was a game to sneak out of the house and try to cross four lanes of busy traffic to get to a McDonalds. They were running out of options until we installed some sensors on the doors and windows that announced in the home when they were being tampered with.  It was an easy solution that has now provided his family with the peace of mind they needed and hoped for.  (watch the story featured on WLOS)

For more information on autism visit the National Autism Association Website.