Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow by promoting solutions-- across the spectrum and throughout the life span-- for the needs of people with autism and their families.

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Brandon was diagnosed with autism 50 years ago, and enjoys creating maps.

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Noah is a 4-year old boy who yells out when he gets excited.

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Kirsten was diagnosed with autism at age 19, and tells her story.

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Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism can be diagnosed as autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children. There is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. Autism Speaks makes strides through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

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