AUTISM

Fact Sheet

  • Autism affects 1 in 54 children in the US

  • Autism is a neurological disorder

  • Autism affects normal brain development by impacting a child's ability to speak, play, socialize and relate to the world around them

  • Autism is diagnosed and treated from a behavioral perspective

  • Autism can be reliably diagnosed before age 3

  • Autism is often co-morbid with other conditions such as seizure disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, neuroinflammation, gastrointestinal disorders, immune / autoimmune disorders, sensory integration disorder, feeding disorders, apraxia, sleeping disturbances, and more.

  • Autism affects more boys than girls at a 5:1 ratio

  • Autism is a spectrum disorder encompassing a wide range of abilities and disabilities

  • Autism does not discriminate

  • Approximately 40% of individuals with autism do not speak

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

  • There is no cure for autism

  • Autism is treatable

  • ABA therapy is the #1 evidence-based treatment for autism

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