Understanding Autism

Autism is a neurological ( brain based) disorder that affects an individual’s communication, behavior and social skills. It belongs to a large group of developmental disorders called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The symptoms can be detected in children as young as 18 months.

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There are so many resources available to you.  Information is one of our strongest weapons.

If you want to have a basic understanding of autism here are some websites that I found helpful, when I was dealing with my son’s diagnosis.

** As always, your doctor should be your first source of information. **

Autism Society

National Autism Association

Center for Disease Control –

American Academy of Pediatrics – Autism

Autism in Africa




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