Did you know these facts about autism, based on a recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?
- About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. [Read summary] [Read article]
- ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. [Read summary] [Read article]
- ASD is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189). [Read article]
- Research has shown that a diagnosis of autism at age 2 can be reliable, valid, and stable. [Read summary] [Read summary]
- On average, children identified with ASD were not diagnosed until after age 4, even though children can be diagnosed as early as age 2. [Read article]
- Studies have shown that parents of children with ASD notice a developmental problem before their child’s first birthday. Concerns about vision and hearing were more often reported in the first year, and differences in social, communication, and fine motor skills were evident from 6 months of age.[Read summary] [Read summary]
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which includes Asperger’s, can affect the entire family of the individual with this disorder. CRG offers a wide range of services designed to assist the client and his/her network of support. This includes comprehensive, evidence-based assessment practices; educational and family therapy; social skills groups; assistive technology evaluation and training; pragmatic language training; career evaluations; assistance with postsecondary planning/transition, and – new this year – a Gap Year program for high school graduates with disabilities who could benefit from additional “life skills” training while preparing for college or a career. To learn more about these services and the CRG providers who offer them, please visit a new description recently added to our website.