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Autism Facts
Autism is a developmental disability that generally appears during the first three years of life. The specific cause of Autism still remains a mystery but researchers are looking for answers. It is a complex neurological disorder that affects each diagnosed individual differently. The behaviors can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, but generally the disorder is characterized by impairments in language, difficulties relating to others, and behaviors that include repetition and rigid routines. Typically, children do not "outgrow" Autism, but empirical data shows that it is treatable using Applied Behavior Analysis. Studies demonstrate that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. Having CBC assess your child leads to the collaborative creation of an individualized treatment plan. Behavior intervention services are then scheduled and provided in your home or in your child’s classroom, along with personalized parent and caregiver training.
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Myths About Autism
Myth: Individuals with Autism are not capable of learning. Fact: All individuals with Autism can learn. If the individual is not learning, it is probably because the teaching methodology is not working and needs to be changed. The key is figuring out how the child learns and matching the best teaching methodology to their individual style of learning.
Myth: Most individuals with Autism never learn to talk. Fact: With early diagnosis and intervention, many individuals with Autism develop very good language skills. Even those who are non-verbal can develop other ways of communicating using tools such as sign language and augmentative or picture communication systems. Early intervention is essential as the likelihood of speech development diminishes after age five.
Myth: Individuals with Autism are unable to feel emotions or develop personal relationships. Fact: Although sometimes a child with Autism may not express affection in a more conventional way, the majority of children diagnosed with Autism are able to show love and affection, form attachments and develop strong connections with others.
Myth: Someone who has Autism does not make eye contact with others. Fact: This can be a challenging skill for someone diagnosed with ASD, but many individuals with ASD can learn how to maintain eye contact.
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In April of 2018, the CDC reported that 1 in 59 children in the US had a diagnosis of autism. The current study, from 2019 updates this figure and estimates that roughly 1 in 40 children in the US have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
In November of 2018, a new study was published by the government indicating that the prevalence rate of autism is now approximately 1 in 40 children. This amounts to approximately 1.5 million children in the United States.
Summary of other notable findings from new research (2019)
The newly published research in November 2018 also analyzed autism rates in relation to gender, income level, medication, and other treatment approaches. Below is a summary of these findings: Boys in the study were 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism when compared to girls Rates of autism were higher among low-income families Children born preterm were more likely to be diagnosed than those who were not Children born in the US were more likely to be diagnosed than those born in another country The prevalence of ASD was 47% higher for children with single mothers when compared to children in 2-parent, married households 27% of children diagnosed used medication to assist with symptom management 64% of children had received some type of behavioral therapy within the last 12 months Children with ASD are more likely to suffer from co-occurring disorders, such as asthma, gastrointestinal problems, and seizures. The cost of caring for a child with ASD (medical and non- medical services), is $17,000 per year more than caring for a child without ASD When compared to children with other emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders, children with autism were more likely to have seen a specialist, receive mental health services and have a special education plan or early intervention services. Interestingly, they were 44% more likely to have difficulty receiving mental health treatment, 23% less likely to have a designated doctor for their needs, and 24% less likely to receive proper case management and care coordination services.
Creative Behavioral Consultants 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Suite 107 Calabasas, CA. 91302
(818) 932-9644
Autism Facts
Autism is a developmental disability that generally appears during the first three years of life. The specific cause of Autism still remains a mystery but researchers are looking for answers. It is a complex neurological disorder that affects each diagnosed individual differently. The behaviors can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, but generally the disorder is characterized by impairments in language, difficulties relating to others, and behaviors that include repetition and rigid routines. Typically, children do not "outgrow" Autism, but empirical data shows that it is treatable using Applied Behavior Analysis. Studies demonstrate that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. Having CBC assess your child leads to the collaborative creation of an individualized treatment plan. Behavior intervention services are then scheduled and provided in your home or in your child’s classroom, along with personalized parent and caregiver training.
Statistics
Myths About Autism
Myth: Individuals with Autism are not capable of learning. Fact: All individuals with Autism can learn. If the individual is not learning, it is probably because the teaching methodology is not working and needs to be changed. The key is figuring out how the child learns and matching the best teaching methodology to their individual style of learning.
Myth: Most individuals with Autism never learn to talk. Fact: With early diagnosis and intervention, many individuals with Autism develop very good language skills. Even those who are non-verbal can develop other ways of communicating using tools such as sign language and augmentative or picture communication systems. Early intervention is essential as the likelihood of speech development diminishes after age five.
Myth: Individuals with Autism are unable to feel emotions or develop personal relationships. Fact: Although sometimes a child with Autism may not express affection in a more conventional way, the majority of children diagnosed with Autism are able to show love and affection, form attachments and develop strong connections with others.
Myth: Someone who has Autism does not make eye contact with others. Fact: This can be a challenging skill for someone diagnosed with ASD, but many individuals with ASD can learn how to maintain eye contact.
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In April of 2018, the CDC reported that 1 in 59 children in the US had a diagnosis of autism. The current study, from 2019 updates this figure and estimates that roughly 1 in 40 children in the US have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
* Centers for Diseases and Prevention (CDC) prevolence are for 4 years prior to the report
date (e.g. 2016 figures are from 2012)
** Based on research from the National Survey of Children’s Health.
In November of 2018, a new study was published by the government indicating that the prevalence rate of autism is now approximately 1 in 40 children. This amounts to approximately 1.5 million children in the United States.
Summary of other notable findings from new research (2019)
The newly published research in November 2018 also analyzed autism rates in relation to gender, income level, medication, and other treatment approaches. Below is a summary of these findings: Boys in the study were 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism when compared to girls Rates of autism were higher among low-income families Children born preterm were more likely to be diagnosed than those who were not Children born in the US were more likely to be diagnosed than those born in another country The prevalence of ASD was 47% higher for children with single mothers when compared to children in 2-parent, married households 27% of children diagnosed used medication to assist with symptom management 64% of children had received some type of behavioral therapy within the last 12 months Children with ASD are more likely to suffer from co-occurring disorders, such as asthma, gastrointestinal problems, and seizures. The cost of caring for a child with ASD (medical and non-medical services), is $17,000 per year more than caring for a child without ASD When compared to children with other emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders, children with autism were more likely to have seen a specialist, receive mental health services and have a special education plan or early intervention services. Interestingly, they were 44% more likely to have difficulty receiving mental health treatment, 23% less likely to have a designated doctor for their needs, and 24% less likely to receive proper case management and care coordination services.