What Is Autism?

Autism is a growing concern in the United States. Statics show that there are over 1.5 million autistic Americans. That equates to 1 out of every 150 births. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. Left untreated autism will ruin the life of its victim. With an early diagnosis and intervention the quality of life can be dramatically improved. A child or adult with Autism may exhibit some of the following behaviors/traits:
  • ​Laughing, crying, or showing distress for no apparent reason

  • Not wanting to be touched

  • No eye contact

  • ​Under sensitivity to pain

  • Attachment to objects and not people

  • Minimal fear of danger

  • The constant desire to spin objects

  • The need to repeatedly touch objects

  • The constant need to be alone and quiet

  • Not playing with toys or other children in a normal manner

  • Limited vocabulary and use of words to express self