Autism Acceptance Month envisions a world where all people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, have the support they need to reach their full potential.
What is Autism?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a term used to describe a group of neurological conditions that impact the brain’s ability to process social cues, which affects the way one communicates and interacts with others. Because it is a spectrum disorder, autism impacts each person differently. Some have mild symptoms and require less support, while others benefit from lifelong care.
adults in the U.S. have autism.
are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
The average age autism is diagnosed.
tend to be diagnosed later and less often with ASD.
people are affected by autism worldwide.
Our multidisciplinary team of skilled clinicians provides autism diagnostic services and case management services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder throughout the lifespan.
Behavioral Services Manager Tom Flis shares what you should know about autism acceptance month and how we can all work to adapt and welcome everyone into our daily lives.
Tom Flis, behavioral services manager, shares some of the early signs of autism that parents should look out for in their child.
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