Autism Spectrum Disorder 101

There's no ""one size fits all"" when it comes to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - each case is unique. However, it's common for individuals with ASD to have deficits in areas like communication, speech, motor skills, cognition, social skills, play skills, and adaptive skills (brushing teeth, holding a fork, etc.).

It's important to stay informed on ASD since the developmental disability has been on a steady increase since 2000. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows that between 2000 and 2012, the number of children with autism increased from 1 in 150 to 1 in 68.

Action Behavior Centers created a new infographic to help educate others on autism. The infographic includes the most recent data, statistics and scientific research findings on ASD, as well as information on treatment.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a leading treatment option for children with autism. Decades of research shows that the best results are achieved when the child starts early intensive therapy as early as possible. Reliable autism diagnoses can be given as early as 18 months, so keeping an eye out for the common signs of ASD can make all the difference in the trajectory of a child's life.
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