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The following information provides a brief education on what Autism is, causes,
signs & symptoms, as well as a variety of treatment options.
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurologic developmental disability that affects individuals of all ages, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds. Signs and symptoms are typically seen in early childhood and can range from very mild to severe. Individuals affected by Autism often have have significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges, learning differences, and demonstrate problem solving and safety awareness deficits.
In the United States, it is currently estimated that approximately 1 in 58 children are affected by Autism and is four times more likely to present in boys than girls (CDC estimations).
Causes & Risk Factors
There is no single known cause for Autism, however it is understood there are a number of factors that may attribute to the growing number of individuals with ASD including biologic, genetic, and environmental factors including, but not limited to the following.
Signs & Symptoms
There are a number of signs and symptoms of Autism that are typically evident between 12 and 24 months of age, however can occur earlier or later than these ages.
While there is no known cure for Autism, there are a number of therapies that can support those affected to be better able to access their environments and become more independent. The most common treatment approaches are:
Autism treatment is often intensive and long-term. Early identification and intensive treatment is critical for the long term success of an individual with Autism. Many therapy programs range from 20-40+ hours a week, especially when they are young. The commitment to your child's therapy is well worth the reward of long term success!
What Happens Next?
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