Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation located in Red Bank New Jersey offers treatment and hope for those coping with Autism.
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neuro-developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication. Autism is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include Asperger syndrome, a milder form of autism.
Autism affects one in 150 children in the United States, according to estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For reasons that are not understood, New Jersey is an autism ‘hot spot,’ with a rate of one in 95 children with the disorder.
Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism, but the disability occurs in all socioeconomic, ethnic, and age groups, and is growing in prevalence. Nearly 120,000 school age children nationwide were classified with ASD in 2002, up from about 20,000 in 1993.