Research

“Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism is a developmental disability considered the result of a neurological condition affecting normal brain function, development and social interactions.”
Easter Seals.

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Autism Society of America says: “Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.”

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Temple Grandin, "...makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids."

"You see, the autistic mind tends to be a specialist mind. Good at one thing, bad at something else. We've got to think about all these different kinds of minds. And we've got to absolutely work with these kind of minds, because we absolutely are going to need these kinds of people in the future," states Temple Grandin. 

"Autism is part of who I am." Watch Temple Grandin's Video

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Easter Seals states, “Autism is a baffling, life-long disorder. And while there is no cause or cure, nor a known singular effective treatment, it is treatable. Easter Seals is the nation's leading provider of services and support for children and adults living with autism.

“Autism is treatable. Children do not "outgrow" autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes,” chimes the Autism Society of America.

Autism Society of America-Improving the Lives of All Effected by Autism

UN Message World Awareness Autism Day

The United Nations-Third Committee Promoting World Autism Awareness

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