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LEARN MORE ABOUT ABA THERAPY AT NEW PATTERNS
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 54 children is on the Autism Spectrum. We hear the term Autism Spectrum often, but what exactly does it mean?
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association grouped five neurodevelopmental disorders into a single diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Before that, they were five distinct disorders:
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Today, Autism Spectrum Disorder is categorized by the amount of support an individual will need:
Level 1: Requiring Support
Level 2: Requiring Substantial Support
Level 3: Requiring Very Substantial Support
The largest advocacy organization in the U.S. for individuals with autism
Easy-to-understand and up-to-date autism health care information
Collection of articles aimed at those new to the autism community.
Lots of practical information and tools with a special emphasis on safety