About Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex brain-based difference that impacts a person’s communication, social interactions, and behavior.

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) estimates that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 44 US children. Boys are 4.2 times more likely to be identified with ASD than girls; 1 in 27 boys and 1 in 114 girls. The overall rate in Maryland is 1 in 49 children: 1 in 30 boys and 1 in 133 girls. While the exact cause is unknown, the CDC suggests that it is a combination of genetics and environment. There is no cure, however, there are many therapies and treatments for some of ASD’s symptoms. Read More >

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