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April is Autism Awareness Month

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According to the CDC from 2011 to 2012, 1 in 50 school-age children is diagnosed with autism. Officials at the Autism Center in North Mankato say early intervention is important and affects long term progress.

Clinical Supervisor, Ceri Adams says, "That level of intervention such as what we do is "ABA" Applied Behavior Analysis treatment. It gives children who are able to learn and gain new skills they just need one on one in a therapeutic setting."

The North Mankato Center opened last September and serves 31 counties in Minnesota.