Autism occurs in approximately 1 of every 68 births in the United States and this number is growing at a significant rate. Still, the root cause remains a medical mystery.
Although early screening and therapy makes a world of difference for children on the autism spectrum, getting that early and sustained help may not be easy.
Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disability that affects individuals on varying degrees. Symptoms affect behavior and social skills, as well as speech and non-verbal communication.
What are the facts about autism? How is the condition diagnosed and how can it be treated?
What resources are available in San Antonio for children and families affected by autism?
- Patricia del Angel, M.D., developmental-behavioral pediatrician with the Autism Community Network
- Bianca Ramirez. parent of a child with autism
- Kim Jefferies, CEO of the Brighton Center San Antonio
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