Autism is a complex developmental disability that is typically diagnosed during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today. Our goal at Leeway School is to maintain a standard of excellence in treatment by providing trained professionals in the field, while keeping the needs of the child and family as our primary concern.
Below are a series of external links that contain information regarding Autism
Autism Speaks: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/learn-signs
CDC - learning the signs: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
Autism society: http://www.autism-society.org/
NY Department of health - Autism info: http://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/autism/