In light of Autism Awareness Month and throughout the entire month of April, central Ohio Tee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurants will be asking customers to round up their bill to support the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
“Tee Jaye’s is proud to support the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and bring awareness to autism spectrum disorders,” said Dayna Sokol, president of Tee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurants. “Too many children go undiagnosed and many could be assisted sooner if more people were aware of the early signs of autism.”
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of neurologically based developmental conditions that are characterized by delays in three areas including language and communication, socialization and repetitive and ritualistic behaviors. ASDs include autism, Asperger’s and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). These are spectrum disorders and for each child the severity of symptoms in each area can range from mild to severe. Structured, comprehensive interventions can significantly improve a child’s quality of life.
For more information about the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, visit nationwidechildrens.org/autism.