Welcome To Resource Autism

A directory of  professionals, educators, advocates, and organizations in Las Vegas, NV that specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder

What is Autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a term used to describe a range of developmental disorders including autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder.

This developmental disability can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. People with ASD may have difficulty communicating and forming relationships with others. They may communicate, interact, behave and learn differently than other people.

Autism does not affect intelligence and learning. Thinking and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged.

Autism statistics and costs

1 in 68 children are affected
1 in 42 are boys
NIH budget is $30.86 billion. Only $169 million goes directly to Autism research
Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average​​

Action Steps

If you suspect your child has Autism

Request an Autism Evaluation for Your Child

Professionals that can diagnose Autism include Pediatricians, Child Psychologists, Child Psychiatrists, and Neurologists.

Educate Yourself

Find out everything there is to know about autism. A great book to start with is Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin.

Introduce Treatment Slowly

Most therapies are a slow process that take weeks or even months until you begin to see a difference in your child. Take it slow, observe how your child responds to each and determine what is successful and what isn’t.

Resources

Check out our lists of Autism Spectrum Disorder professionals, advocates and organizations

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