1Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges and in our country today 1 in 54 children have an ASD.
- 1 in 34 boys
- 1 in 144 girls
2Additionally, a new government study of parents suggests that it is actually 1 in 45 children ages 3-17 have been diagnosed with this disorder.
Although ABA therapy can help to improve difficulties with communication, social interactions and problem behaviors at any age early intervention is critical as the brain’s ability to learn new skills decreases with age. So the earlier treatment is begun the more likely we are to see quick change and long-term overall success!