Novant Health House Call: National Autism Awareness Month

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — April is National Autism Awareness Month and Dr. James DuRant, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician from Novant Health, is here to tell us more about this disability and what we can do to be more aware of it.

This developmental disability is often misunderstood, and because it’s a spectrum, characteristics can be wide-ranging and unique.  It affects one in every 59 children.

National Autism Awareness Month gives us an opportunity to promote autism awareness, acceptance and to draw attention to the thousands of people facing an autism diagnosis each year.