How Much Do You Know About Autism?

Every parent of young children should know what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is and what to look for. With the increasing number of children being diagnosed each year, early diagnosis helps children start treatment sooner. We have set up this online resource for you to test your knowledge, learn more about symptoms and causes of ASDtips for the whole family when there is an autism diagnosis, and where to call to make an appointment. If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Center for Autism and Development Disabilities at 401-432-1119.

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How Much Do You Know About Autism?

Autism is a developmental disability that usually starts in early childhood. Because different children can have widely different symptoms, autism is called a "spectrum disorder." This means it is a group of disorders with similar features ranging from mild to serious. Find out more about autism by taking the following quiz.

1. A person with autism has difficulty interacting with others. Which of these is an example of this?
2. Autism varies widely in severity and symptoms. This makes it difficult to diagnose. Which of these behaviors should raise red flags for parents?
3. What causes autism?
4. Which vaccine has been falsely linked to autism?
5. Autism can be cured with:

Has Your Child Received an Autism Diagnosis?

Tips for parents, siblings and grandparents of a child who has recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Fifteen Tips for the Family 

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a problem that affects a child’s nervous system and growth and development. It usually shows up during a child’s first 3 years of life. Some children with ASD seem to live in their own world. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of ASD.

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