Early Identification Can Change Lives
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of neurologically-based developmental disabilities.
- Approximately 1 in 150 people in the United States could be diagnosed with ASD.
- ASDs begin during early childhood and last throughout a person’s life.
- Scientists do not know exactly what causes the problem. ASDs can impact a person’s functioning across a wide range, from very mild to severe.
Individuals with ASDs:
- May have problems with social, emotional, and communication skills.
- Might repeat certain behaviors and might not want change in their daily activities.
- May have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things.
- Do not differ in appearance, but they may communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are different from typical peers.
(Source: The Autism Program of Illinois)
If you suspect that your child has an ASD,
call the Trinity Autism and Family Resource Center at
(815) 462 – 4ASD (4273) for a diagnostic evaluation.