Know the Facts about Autism:

  • Autism is a developmental neurological disorder that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.
  • The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with autism can range from gifted to severely challenged.
  • 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism.
  • Autism is diagnosed four times more often in boys than girls.
  • We are unsure what causes autism, but scientists agree that genes are one risk factor that can make a person more likely to have autism.
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism. However, early intensive intervention can alleviate symptoms of autism.
  • Autism varies greatly from person to person... no two people with autism are alike.
  • Autism is the fastest-growing development disability.