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More Than 30K People Live With Autism In San Antonio And Surrounding Counties

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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? 

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Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom. 
Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.