Autism is a lifelong neuro-developmental disorder, which typically appears during the first three years of a child's life. It occurs in approximately 1 out of every 100 births and is four times more prevalent in males than females.

about-autismAutism affects a person's ability to communicate, form relationships with others, and respond appropriately to the surrounding environment. Autism affects families throughout the world of all racial, ethnic and social backgrounds.

It is a complex developmental disability that typically results in a neurological disorder which affects the functioning of the brain. It impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills, resulting typically in difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.

Some people with autism exhibit repeated body movements, unusual responses to people or attachments to objects, and resistance to changes in routine. They may experience sensitivities in the five senses.

There are currently no therapeutic cures for autism although, research shows that early intensive behavioral intervention dramatically improves the outcome.

With support and care individuals with autism can realize at least some of their personal goals and dreams.

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