About Autism - Autism Support
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.
April is World Autism Month
Every April, the world celebrates World Autism Month—beginning with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd and continuing throughout the month.
The XEL Foundation is proud to join in this focused awareness and share our first newsletter and progress on this very important month in the journey to make a difference to those impacted by Autism.
Facts About Autism
About 40% of children with Autism do not speak.
Autistic children are 160 times more likely to die from drowning in comparison to the general pediatric population.
ASD is about 4 times more likely in boys than girls.
Office of Early Childhood Development
Boys are more likely to be diagnosed than girls
Did you know that you can ROCK with autism
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.
The XEL Foundation
10 Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Administration for Children & Families