AUTISM SOCIETY ACADIANA

Working to accomplish our mission by “improving the lives of all affected by autism”
At Autism Society Acadiana, we support families of individuals who have autism, we strive to raise awareness in our communities about all aspects of living with, educating, and caring for a person on the autism spectrum.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Imagine.. if you were unable to communicate
Imagine.. if you were in pain but couldn’t tell anyone
Imagine.. feeling distracted, frustrated, obsessed & frightened, but didn’t know why
Imagine.. feeling this way all day, every day
Imagine.. trying to live with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
While people with autism share common characteristics – each person is unique with his
own strengths & weaknesses

What is Autism?

Autism is a neurological (brain) and developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate, to reason, and to interact with others. Autism is a spectrum disorder that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees of severity, and is often found in combination with other disabilities. The term “autism” comes from the Greek “autos” for “self.

With the publication of the DMS-5, the different conditions once found under the umbrella term of Pervasive Developmental Disorders are now called Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Individuals should not “lose”‘ their previous diagnosis under the new evaluation system.  Those previously diagnosed as having Asperger Syndrome will still be considered to be “on the autism spectrum”.

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OUR COMMUNITY

AUTISM SOCIETY ACADIANA SERVES a 7 PARISH REGION

Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion