In the United States, Autism Prevalence Has Increased to 1 in 59 Children

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its newest report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, an ongoing surveillance system that provides estimates on the prevalence of autism. What the Report Showed According to the findings from the ADDM network, which were based on data reported from 11 sites, the overall prevalence of autism is 16.8 per 1000 …

How Art Therapy Is Helping Children with Autism Express Themselves

For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), art can be an ideal means of expression. Researchers and leaders in the field of autism education, like Temple Grandin, have done well to explain that individuals with ASD tend to think visually. “I have noticed that children with autism think in pictures,” art therapist Theresa Van Lith told Artsy. “So it’s a natural …

10 Things People with Autism Want You to Know

Here are things kids, teenagers, and adults with autism want you to know about our community. “If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.” – Stephen M. Shore “Autistic people want love, relationships and marriage just like everyone else, and are able to maintain a successful marriage.” – Anita Lesko “Everyone has strengths and weaknesses – it’s …