Autism: Life on the Spectrum - Resources

- During Autism Awareness Month, Fox 5 News reported on the challenges facing so many families today. Here are links to various resources.

Autism refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. Children with autism can be diagnosed as young as 18 months old. But the most obvious signs -- lack of eye contact and verbal communication -- tend to appear between 2 and 3 years old.

Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Autism Speaks

Diagnosis

Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

Services

SNACK NYC (Special Needs Activity Center for Kids and Adults)

Hunter College Autism Center

Birch Family Services

Research

Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology

Legal Assistance

Mayerson & Associates

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