As of 2023, one in 36 children is born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although the number of diagnoses is increasing, early intervention remains the best way to ensure a bright future for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. To ensure children with ASD are properly diagnosed, it is essential to learn about developmental milestones and behaviors that may be cause for concern.
This booklet outlines all of the following:
- The developmental milestones by age
- Causes for concern corresponding to each milestone
- Basic information on autism and its symptoms
Note: In reading this booklet, please be aware that some statistical information, notably the prevalence rate of autism currently estimated at 1 in 36 births, has changed dramatically since 2007, when it was estimated at 1 in 100 births. That aside, the content of this booklet remains current and germane.