ABA of North Texas

What is Autism?

Autism is a spectrum of disorders that disrupts a child’s development of social skills, communication, and behavior. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges and in our country today 1 in 54 children have an ASD.
Additionally, a new government study of parents suggests that it is actually 1 in 45 children ages 3-17 have been diagnosed with this disorder. Although ABA therapy can help to improve difficulties with communication, social interactions, and problem behaviors, early intervention is critical as the brain’s ability to learn new skills decreases with age. Early intervention helps children gain basic skills learned early in life such as physical skills, thinking skills, communication skills, and emotional skills. Therefore, the earlier the treatment the more likely we are to see effective change and long-term overall success!