Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is referred to as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. Autism spectrum disorder can refer to a broad range of conditions that are characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The following facilities offer programs that are designed to help youth with autism thrive.
Information provided by Autism Speaks and The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.