What is Autism?

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What is ABA? 
September 18, 2017
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What is Autism?

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What is Autism?  


Autism Spectrum Disorder sometimes referred to as ASD, is a neurological disorder that affects 1 out of every 68 children, depending on the study conducted.


A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder now includes several disorders that used to be diagnosed separately: Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger’s Syndrome. Autism affects a child’s ability to interact with others, communicate, play, and learn. These disorders affect the brain, and may also affect areas like immune systems, gastric systems, or metabolic systems. Autism Spectrum Disorder may look very different from one child to another, because of the wide range of intensity, symptoms, and behaviors.


Children with autism generally have deficits or excesses in 3 areas:


  • Communication
  • Socialization
  • Behavior


Acuity Behavior Solutions provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to address these areas of need. A report in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities states that earlier intervention and therapy for autistic children yields the best results.



If you have any questions or want to contact us about services or what is Autism, give Acuity Behavior Solutions a call at (714) 696-2862.