Therapeutic services for children ages 18 months-10 years with autism and special needs and support for their families.
Why early intervention is our priority...
Most parents who have a child that is on the autism spectrum report noticing developmental problems before their child’s first birthday. The two most common early issues involve vision and hearing. Differences in communication, fine motor skills, and social interactions are also evident as early as 6 months of age. (CDC)
Fewer than 43% of children that are ultimately found to be on the autism spectrum in the United States received developmental evaluations before the age of 3. (CDC)
About 1 in 6 children in the United States have a developmental disability. This can range from speech or language impairments to serious disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. Autism is considered to be a serious developmental disability. (CDC)
The total costs per year for children with autism in the United States can be as high as $60.9 billion. This total includes indirect costs; such as special education needs or lost parental productivity. (CDC)
The cost of lifelong care that is due to autism-related issues can be reduced by 67% when there are early interventions. (Autism Society)