What is Autism?
Autism is a disorder of the brain that happens while a child is still growing. Autism changes how a child's brain grows. Autism is called a developmental disorder" because it affects how a child develops. Children with Autism Think and act differently than other people.
Children with Autism may:
- Have a hard time relating to other people
- Have a hard time talking and communicating
- Do the same thing over and over
Some children may have less obvious symptoms. Other children may have behaviors that are more severe. The different kinds of Autism, sometimes called "Autism Spectrum Disorders,"
Autism is not a disease. You cannot get autism by being near or touching a person who has autism. There is no cure for autism and it does not go away. With good education, intervention, and support, children may improve as they get older. Behavior may get more challenging around puberty. The earlier children get help with learning and speaker the better they do.
According to the CDC, there is an estimated prevalence of 1 out of 68 children on the Autism Spectrum. Children from all over the world in all kinds of families are on the spectrum.
We feel it is our job to help you with your journey as a person on the spectrum, Parent or Friend.