Friday, April 4, 2008


What is Autism?
It is a complex neurological disorder that usually lasts throughout the person’s lifetime. It is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. ASD impairs a person’s ability to communicate and relate to others. It can also be associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors. It is a spectrum disorder so symptoms of ASD can range from very mild to severe. It affects 1 in 150 children, with boys four times more likely to have ASD, making it more common than pediatric AIDS, cancer & diabetes combined. Right now, there is no cure. Early intervention instruction focusing on communication, social & cognitive skills has been shown to result in significant improvements for many children.

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