Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder that typically appears during the first years of life and affects the development of the child in three broad areas:  communication skills, social skills, and repetitive or rigid behaviors.  As reflected in the name, children with autism spectrum disorder vary greatly in terms of the level and type of impairment in the areas of social, communication, and behavior, as well as the strengths with which they present within each of these areas.  Current statistics suggest that approximately 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder.

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