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What is Autism?

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Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autism impairs a person’s ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. ...

At what age can Autism be diagnosed in a child?

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Autism spectrum disorders can usually be reliably diagnosed by age 3, although new research is pushing back the age of diagnosis to as early as 6 months. Parents are usually the first to notice unusual behaviors in their child or their child’s failure to reach appropriate developmental milestones. New research shows that when parents suspect something is wrong with their child, they are usua ...

Is there a cure for Autism?

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Currently, there are no effective means to prevent autism, no fully effective treatments, and no cure. If your child is diagnosed with autism, early intervention is critical to gain maximum benefit from existing therapies. Research indicates that early intervention in an appropriate educational setting for at least two years during the preschool years can result in significant improvements for man ...

What is BMI?

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is an established measure utilized by physicians and health experts to determine weight status (i.e. underweight, overweight or within a healthy weight range). ...

What do BMI ranges mean?

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Experts generally consider a BMI below 20 to be underweight and a BMI of 20 to 25 to be healthy. BMIs of 25 to 30 are generally considered overweight, while a BMI over 30 is generally considered very overweight (obese). ...

Light It Up Blue for Autism Balloon Release/Fundraiser

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3.16.16: Light It Up Blue for Autism Balloon Release/Fundraiser – April 1, 2016 at 10 am at 5150 Interstate Drive, Suite 212, Shreveport, LA 71109. Minimum $10.00 contribution is requested for individuals and $100.00 for businesses. They can be made online on the website. Please wear the color BLUE showing support for Autism. ...

Give For Good

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5.4.15 – Tomorrow is a great day for Non-Profits in NW Louisiana as over 150 will be participating in Give For Good that will help to support non-profits with their mission to serve others. Odyssey Foundation for the Arts is taking part of this great cause. Starting at midnight tonight through tomorrow, we are asking our supporters to make a minimum $10.00 donation or more. For those of you that ...

Gospel Benefit for Autism

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7.14.14 – We are having our 1st Gospel Benefit for Autism on September 27, 2014 at From Bondage to Freedom Church in Shreveport – Apostle Cornell Hamilton Pastor. Please contact Dion Jefferson for Registration at (318) 564-3275 or contact the Foundation at (318) 751-0847. ...

Walk the Walk VII for Autism

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1.28.14 – Walking the Walk VII for Autism with Rep Patrick Williams is April 26, 2014 at Stoner Boat Launch. Click here for more details! Sponsorship opportunities are still available so please contact Tabatha Taylor at (318) 670-3788 or email her at info@odysseyfoundationla.org. ...

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