What is Autism?
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex and broad range of developmental challenges. These challenges include social skills, communication and certain behaviors. It is a spectrum disorder that may affect those with ASD in different ways. No two individuals will share the exact same symptoms. There is no known scientific or medical cause for autism. However, there are several factors and beliefs which may contribute to having the disorder. Diagnosis of this disorder can be made as early as 18 months through a series of tests that must meet a certain criteria. Which include, developmental history, medical issues and behavior observation. The diagnosis is usually done through a physician or psychologist with an interest in autism. Autism is not something that can be cured. Children diagnosed with autism will become adults with autism. At best, we can help spread awareness. Educate, Advocate, Support and Love those living with autism.
To serve as a community of support for families affected by autism.