The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

09 August 2011

AUTISM is not a TRAGEDY... IGNORANCE is the TRAGEDY

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that severely hinders the way information is gathered and processed by the brain, causing problems in communication, learning and social behaviors.




It typically appears during the child's first three year and is four times more common in males than in females. It has been found throughout the world in families of all racial, ethnic and social backgrounds.



People with ASD live normal life spans and some behaviors associated with it may change and disappear over time.




SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:


1 in 110 children is now being diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorder
SOURCE: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network



There is no specific cause of autism known yet. But while there is still no cure for autism, it is treatable. Many children with autism, specially with early intervention, make considerable improvements.


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Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well being of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We envision an environment that empowers persons with autism spectrum disorder to become, to the best of their potentials, self-reliant, productive and socially accepted members of the community.



Email us at autismphils@gmail.com



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