Logan Colvin period 2. 10-16-15

What is Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

1 in 42 boys and 1 in 89 girls are Diagnosed with some Degree of Autism

Autism effects nearly 3 million Americans and tens of millions world wide.

The Future

The number of people diagnosed with some degree of autism is increasing at an alarming rate, within the next 10 years the rates of diagnosis will be up to 1-25