Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect nearly 1 out of every 91 children. ASD are neurological and developmental disorders such as Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
Signs of ASD include:
- Delay in or lack of verbal language
- Little or no eye contact
- Poor social skills or play skills
- Self-stimulatory behaviors (flapping, rocking, twirling)
- Not wanting to cuddle
ASD are more common in boys. There is no known cause. At this time there is no cure. However, with treatment, individuals with ASD can live happy, fulfilling lives.