Autism is a neurological and developmental disability that is diagnosed during the first two or three years of life. There are three domains where Autism presents itself: lack of (or limited) verbal and communication skills; lack of (or limited) social and play skills; and excessive stereotypic or repetitive behaviors. Autism is a spectrum disorder, and no two kids with Autism will act or behave the same.
Autism is the most common of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders, impacting an estimated 1 in 44 children (Center for Disease Control Prevention).
Autism is not limited by racial, ethnic, or social boundaries, family income levels, lifestyle choices or educational levels.
Autism can impact any family and any child.
Although the overall incidence of Autism is consistent across the globe, it is five times more prevalent in boys (1 in 37) than in girls (1 in 151).
Mariposa Autism Service Center provides in-home ABA therapy in Dona Ana County (Las Cruces, Chaparral, Anthony, La Mesa, Berino, Chamberino), Deming, and the Albuquerque Metro area.