Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disorders of neurobiological origin that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. According to CDC research, about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. Fifteen years ago, estimates were 4 to 5 children in 10,000. Autism is almost five times more prevalent in boys than girls. ASD affects children of all racial, ethnic and social boundaries; it is not related to family income, lifestyle or education level.

Research related to ASD continues as reflected in ConnectU workshops in 2008 and again in 2013. The workshops included the following resources:

Diagnostic Clinics

General ASD Resources

A comprehensive list of websites and books compiled by ConnectU Presenters is available as a print-friendly pdf here: PDF iconASD Resources