Autism Info

Matthew

Autism is characterized by language delays or other communication problems, poor or limited social skills and repetitive, rigid and other unusual behaviors.

Autism refers to a spectrum of disorders, with a wide range of symptoms that vary from mild to severe.

Once considered a rare disorder, today Autism is estimated to affect as many as 1 in every 88 children.

A significant number of the symptoms of Autism are present by 18 months of age, or even earlier. However, children are typically not diagnosed until 3 to 4 years of age or later

Research indicates that early identification and intervention can result in significant positive outcomes for many affected children.Autism is a condition whose treatments are specifically excluded by most insurance companies.Estimated lifetime cost of caring for a child with Autism ranges from 3.5 to 5 million dollars.

Helpful Links:

CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities)
http://www.umcard.org/
CARD hosts many informative workshops and conferences, addressing a variety of issues and needs.

The Broward Chapter of the Autism Society of America
http://asabroward.org/

Denise’s List–Your #1 source for Autism related information in South Florida!
E-mail Denise deniseslist@yahoo.com to subscribe.
This Listserv contains autism information of particular interest to the South Florida area and is distributed daily.

Family Network on Disabilities of Florida (FND)
www.fndfl.org
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc. is a statewide network of families and individuals who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs. Their mission is to ensure through collaboration that Floridians have full access to family-driven support, education, information, resources and advocacy.

Posted June 23, 2011 by deborahlazarus