Will My Non-Verbal Autistic Child Ever Speak?

Almost every parent of a nonverbal autistc child has asked the question, “will my child ever speak?”  As they progress and develop while continuing not to speak, they often wonder if it will ever be possible for them to achieve scholastically or even graduate high school.   Many parents

Maltreatment and ASD; Autism Abuse

Maltreatment and ASD What Is Child Maltreatment? According to the CDC, child maltreatment “includes all types of abuse and neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role.” This includes all four types of abuse: Physical abuse Sexual

Filling the Gap: The Need for Improved Access to Autism Services

Autism Statistics and Trends Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a serious developmental disorder that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), affects about 1 in 100 children. The symptoms of autism are often lifelong, so these children will require healthcare and support throughout their lives. However, this

Long-Term Housing for Adults With Autism

Adult Autism Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is defined by the WHO as “a diverse group of conditions” marked by “some degree of difficulty with social interaction and communication,” as well as “atypical patterns of activities and behaviors.” The CDC estimates that there are 5,437,988 adults