May 1, 2018
About 1 in 59 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Source: CDC Data & Statistics
Autism is a neurological condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating & forming relationships with other people & in using language & abstract concepts. Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system. The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behaviors.
Early diagnosis leads to early intervention, and early intervention (specifically ABA Therapy) is key to building the brightest future for any child diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
"Autism is what I have, not what I am." - Matthew A. Brown