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Spreading Autism 
Awareness & Supporting
Special Needs Programs

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Autism doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a family to guide the way.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,
It is about learning to dance in the rain.

Vivian Greene

Types of Autism

Autism Sprectrum Disorder (ASD or Autism) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communicational and behavioral challenges. CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 36 children in the U.S. has ASD or Autism. 

Autistic Disorder

This is sometimes called “classic” autism. It is what most people think of when hearing the word “autism”. People with autistic disorder usually have significant language delays, social and communication challenges, and unusual behaviors and interests. Many people with autistic disorder also have intellectual disability.

Asperger Syndrome
Pervasive Developmental Disorder

People with Asperger syndrome usually have milder symptoms of autistic disorder. They might have social challenges and unusual behaviors and interests. However, they typically do not have problems with language or intellectual disability.

This is sometimes called “atypical autism,” or PDD-NOS. People who meet some of the criteria for autistic disorder or Asperger syndrome, but not all, may be diagnosed with atypical autism. These people usually have fewer and milder symptoms than those with autistic disorder. The symptoms might cause only social and communication challenges.

Some Facts  & Stats from the National Autism Association
  • Autism now affects 1 in 36 children.

  • Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.

  • About 40% of children with Autism do not speak.

  • Autism greatly varies from person to person - no two people with Autism are alike.

  • The rate of Autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years.

  • Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet the most underfunded.

  • Children with Autism do progress - early intervention is key

Look Beyond Autism & See Someone Special

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