The incidence of autism spectrum disorders has been growing since 2000. The rise in the numbers of those suffering from autism is taking a heavy toll on individuals, families and communities. Therapies and treatments like Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can make a difference, producing observable, lasting results.
Impact on individuals and families
The incidence of autism has increased in recent years. Between 2000 and 2010, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increased by 6 to 15% each year. At his point of time, there are more than 3.5 million Americans with an autism spectrum disorder. It is estimated that one child out of ever 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1