welcome to autism

We are glad you have found us! You might be here because you have questions about autism. We hope the information here is helpful.

what is autism?

Autism is a naturally occurring variant in human neurology. It is not a disorder, illness or disease, but rather one of the many wonderful forms of human diversity. As such, autism is not caused by diet, early childhood experiences, exposure to chemicals or any of the many other suggestions that you may have heard cause autism….. >> read more

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some myths and facts about autism

There are many myths about autism. Here we address 10 common myths and let you know what the facts are….. >> read more

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am I autistic?  is my child autistic?

If you are wondering about whether you, your child, or other family member might be autistic, our fact sheets might assist you…. >> read more

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what is neurodiversity?

The term ‘neurodiversity’ was coined by Judy Singer in 1998 to capture a new category of disabilities that were not physical or intellectual, but neurological…. >> read more

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get a welcome card

We want to welcome you, your child or family member to the autistic community! Being part of community is important because it fosters self acceptance and helps you to feel like you belong…. >> read more

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