Autism Support

The Autism Spectrum

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 54 children is on the Autism Spectrum. We hear the term Autism Spectrum often, but what exactly does it mean?

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association grouped five neurodevelopmental disorders into a single diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Before that, they were five distinct disorders:

  1.  Autistic Disorder
  2. Asperger Syndrome
  3. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  4. Rett Syndrome
  5. Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Today, Autism Spectrum Disorder is categorized by the amount of support an individual will need:

  • Level 1: Requiring Support
  • Level 2: Requiring Substantial Support
  • Level 3: Requiring Very Substantial Support
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ABACAbrochure-ThumbnailABA Centers of America is an ABA therapy treatment center for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many families find they are not sure what to do after receiving a diagnosis. Our goal with this page is to create a resource center with websites and information about autism that will guide families at every stage of development as well as adults with autism.

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Top Autism Sites

The largest advocacy organization in the U.S. for individuals with autism

Helping parents with early intervention and special education

Resources for families raising children with ASD/NDD

Collection of articles aimed at those new to the autism community

Easy-to-understand and up-to-date autism health care information

Lots of practical information and tools with a special emphasis on safety

New Hampshire Government and Education Programs

Family-Centered Early Supports and Services (FCESS)

Bureau of Developmental Services

Forms for special education

Guide to special education process

Community-based family support

Directory of NH Family Support Agencies

Legal Help/Advocacy

Legal information for people with developmental disabilities

Help with the special education system

Recreation, Camps & Community Activities

Music therapy and piano lessons

Recreational programs

Help with employment and financial independence

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