Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. It is a mental condition present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the most common developmental disabilities. Based on recent studies by Canadian researchers.
– The prevalence rate of ASD is 1 in 68 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC).
– Autism is four times more frequent in boys than in girls.
– Only in Ontario, there are an estimated 100,000 individuals with ASD.
Yet most of the public, including many professionals in the medical, educational, and vocational fields, are still unaware of how autism affects people and how they can effectively work with individuals with autism.
The people with autism learn, and the rate at which they learn, can be totally different from others without autism. Therefore, those with autism sometimes need to learn things that we do not consider the part of learning.
Autism is not a mental illness and Autism is not caused by bad parenting. Children with autism are not kids who misbehave
Under the umbrella of Autism without Borders, we offer Autism Awareness, Education and Support Services, Independent Living Training, Research and Development to help parents, caregiver and others.
Our Vision Statement: Early Years Matter to achieve best potential of child. Mission: Autism Awareness Programs for Health Care Providers and Children Care Givers and Training for ASD Screening and Referral for Diagnosis, Intervention, Rehabilitation & Follow up.