Information on Autism

Autism, a neurological variation that affects 1 in 59 children (CDC, 2018), is classified as a developmental disability. Defining characteristics of Autism generally appear in children before the age of 3. People with autism may have repetitive behaviors and difficulty with social interaction and verbal/nonverbal communication. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends autism-specific screening during 18-month and 24-month routine visits (Pediatrics, 2007). Follow the links below for more information about people with Autism and the Autism Community: