Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of neurologically based developmental conditions that are characterized by delays in three areas: language and communication, socialization, and repetitive and ritualistic behaviors. ASDs include autism, Asperger’s, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). These are spectrum disorders, and for each child the severity of symptoms in each area can range from mild to severe. It is estimated that ASDs occur in 1 in 68 children. Structured, comprehensive interventions can significantly improve a child’s quality of life.
Child Development Center Services:
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Services:
Intensive Behavioral Intervention (ABA)
School Support Services
Asperger’s Counseling Services
Asperger’s Social Skills Groups
Other Nationwide Children's Hospital Department Services:
Speech Language Therapy
The following websites provide up-to-date information about ASD, including prevalence and causes, resources and legislative initiatives.
Jabari is a Hilliard Darby junior who was diagnosed with autism at a young age. He has never let his diagnosis get in his way and he is putting his talents to work as a Darby football player.