More About Autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world

  • With 1 out of every 68 children affected, Autism spectrum disorder is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the world. 

  • The earlier autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed and treated, the better. Outcomes for children's lives are significantly improved with early diagnosis and treatment. (in is inline with out goals to ensure more people are diagnosed as early as possible)

  • There is currently no medical detection or cure for autism spectrum disorder. 

  • Autism spectrum disorder is not degenerative. Individuals with ASD can continuously improve. They are most likely to improve with specialized, individualized services and opportunities for supported inclusion.

  •  Autism spectrum disorder costs a family $60,000 a year on average. The cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention. 

  • Hyperlexia, the ability to read above one’s age or grade level in school, commonly accompanies autism spectrum disorder. individuals may also be very creative and find a passion and talent for music, theater, art, dance and singing quite easily.

  • 35% of young adults with autism spectrum disorder have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving  school.

  • Many people with autism spectrum disorder are successfully living and working and contributing to the well being of others in their local communities. This is most likely to happen when appropriate services are delivered during the child's educational years.

We believe one of the most important points is that every person with autism spectrum disorder is a unique individual; people with ASD differ as much from one another as do all people. Like all people, autistic people have their own strengths and weaknesses. Children and adults with ASD may speak or interact with others. They may have good eye contact. They may be verbal or non-verbal. They may be very bright, of average intelligence or have cognitive deficits.

We have provided you with only a glimpse, we highly recommend you do your own research on Autism Spectrum Disorder.