Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a serious Neuro-Developmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others causing significant difficulties in Social Interaction, Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication and Repetitive Behaviors.

The CDC latest statistics show that 1 in 59 children has Autism
(United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2018)

The term "Spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity.
Autism can affect boys four times more than girls.

Some of the characteristic behaviors of Autism may be apparent in the first few months of a child's life, or they may appear at any time, mainly before the age of 3 years.

It's very Important to realize that Early Diagnosis & Early Intensive Intervention are CRITICAL to gain maximum benefit from existing therapies and it can make a big difference in the lives of many children.

Often parents are the first to notice that their child is showing unusual behaviors such as failing to make eye contact, not responding to his or her name or playing with toys in unusual, repetitive ways.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a single disorder that includes disorders that were previously considered separate — Autism, Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.

Autism Cases on the Rise, Reason for Increase Still a Mystery

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder is rising. In the 1970s and 1980s, about one out of every 2,000 children had autism. Today, the CDC estimates that one in 59 8-year-olds in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.
It's not clear whether this is due to better detection and reporting or a real increase in the number of cases, or both.

For a description of the early signs of autism, Click here....

The Modified Checklist of Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) Revised Version is a list of informative questions about your child.
The answers can indicate whether he or she should be further evaluated by a specialist such as a developmental pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist or psychologist.

To take the M-CHAT-R/F Evaluation test for a toddler, Click here...

Autism was first identified in 1943 by Dr. Leo Kanner of Johns Hopkins Hospital. At the same time, a German scientist, Dr. Hans Asperger, described a milder form of the disorder that is now known as Asperger Syndrome. Although the term "Asperger's syndrome" is no longer in the DSM, some people still use the term, which is generally thought to be at the mild end of autism spectrum disorder.

Remember, while there is no cure for autism yet, Only 'Intensive & Early Intervention' can help the improvement of the child's development.