What is Autism? What You Should Know

It is a severe developmental disorder that affects the way a child sees and interacts with the rest of the world. It limits their ability to interact with others socially, in fact many avoid human contact. It is part of a larger group of disorders called pervasive developmental disorders (PDD).

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Autism Resources of the Mid South

The Autism Resources of the Mid-South is a leading voice and resource of the autism community in education, advocacy, and support.  They are committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.  They accomplish their ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters.

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Autism Society of America

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

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Boling Center

The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is one of more than 60 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in the United States established by the federal government to develop interdisciplinary training, service, and applied research related to developmental disabilities. The BCDD is now one of the most comprehensive facilities in the nation dedicated to improving quality of life for people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families.

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