CARE Lab Resources
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
A brief explanation by the UC Davis MIND Institute
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1 in 44 children born today have or will eventually have autism. That means that an estimated 1.5 million Americans have a neurodevelopmental disability that can limit a child’s lifelong potential for independence. Autism is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, and it is about 4 times more common among boys than among girls.
What are the signs of Autism?
Although symptomology varies from person to person, according to the NIH...
the most obvious manifestations of autism are: social impairment, communication difficulties, sensory sensitives, and repetitive behaviors.