Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Day 367 - I am a day late for World Autism Awareness Day, but April is Autism Awareness month so I wanted to be sure to get this lunch out.
What is Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. With the May 2013 publication of the new DSM-5 diagnostic manual, these autism subtypes will be merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD.
Some of my Bento Blogger Friends also posted Autism Awareness lunches, be sure to click through and read their stories!
Bent On Better Lunches
Bento For Kidlet
Robot Squirrel and The Monkeys
Inside D's Autism Awareness lunch is a pb & j sandwich colored with food coloring, string cheese, pistachios, some chocolate and grapes.