You are not alone! Frederick County ASA serves as a resource to families of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. We provide advocacy, support, and information for Frederick County Residents. Join us at our monthly meeting to share information, resources and support.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. It is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degree.
Some Early Signs of Autism Include:
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