What can it be like to live with autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder that leads to impaired language, communication and social skills. According to estimates from the Center for Disease Control Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 1 in 88 children in the US have been identified with ASD – this is up 78% in the past decade.

“Every year in the U. S., about 10 out of 1,000 people are diagnosed with autism. Usually, parents notice signs of this disorder within the first two years of their child’s life. Despite its prevalence, there are many things we still don’t know about autism.

Video makers Mark Jonathan Harris and Marhsa Kinder are working on a trans-media project, “Interacting with Autism,” that will be published January 2013. The project will gather the best treatments for autism on an “interactive, video intense website.”

Here’s a trailer of “Interacting with Autism”.

Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project) from Miguel Jiron on Vimeo.

Children with ASD are frequently able to successfully learn to read and write – when given the correct teaching materials.  Learn how our online reading program is used by children with ASD by clicking here. We also offer many learning resources related to ASD on our informative blog.

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