April marks the beginning of Autism awareness month. This month was launched to bring awareness to a disorder that affects 1 in 68 children according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The prevalence of autism has nearly double since 2004 and April is a month intended to spread awareness and understanding to a disorder that impacts so many. Autism is a complex disorder that is defined by a spectrum, as it affects each differently. Although there are behaviors associated with the disorder that can be common with individual diagnosed, the severity of those and other symptoms range from person to person. At Westerville Pediatric Dental, we understand that all children differ in their needs and tolerance when it comes to visiting the dentist. That is why we accommodate children with special needs by offering an array of accommodations to suit their individual needs. No one knows your child better than you, which is why we are happy to consult with you and tailor the appointment to your child. We can provide online virtual tours to provide familiarity with the office and what we have to offer, or what the visit may entail. We are also happy to offer a physical tour of the office to familiarize your child with the environment in-person before an appointment. Our state of the art exam rooms also has Netflix where we can play a favorite show to keep the appointment a little more fun. Our staff and doctors at Westerville Pediatric are here to serve you and your child to the best of our ability. For an entire list of how we can accommodate your child with special needs, please visit https://westervillepediatricdental.com/services/other-services/children-with-special-needs-section/.