Autism Society of Alaska
That’s why we’re dedicated to improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders through research, education, advocacy and service.
ASA believes that every child deserves an equal chance at success.
We work hard to ensure that all children with ASD receive the supports they need to live happy, healthy, productive lives.
The ASA is committed to providing quality programs and services to individuals with ASD throughout Alaska.
We believe that every person has the right to live independently, work productively, and contribute to society.
Alaska Autism Society of Alaska-Mission
Our mission is to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders through research, education, advocacy and service.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of children with ASD by providing them with the support they need to reach their full potential.
ASA provides information and resources to families, professionals, educators, and individuals who want to learn more about autism spectrum disorder.
The organization offers programs and events throughout the year to help raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder.
For example, the annual Walk for Autism Speaks event raises funds to find treatments and cures for autism spectrum disorder.
ASA is committed to providing quality programs and services to individuals with ASD throughout Alaska.
We believe that every person has the right to live life to his/her fullest potential.
Autism Schools in Alaska
Alaska and US Autism Rates
According to Autism Alaska,
Up to 1% of kiddos born in Alaska will be diagnosed with ASD by the age of 8.
People Also Ask
Will Autism Ever Be Cured?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder and thought to be genetic.
Research is ongoing to understand why autism occurs.
Parents, teachers and therapists help kids with autism create accomodations so kids can live their fullest lives.
Can You Tell Us When Autism Awareness Month Is?
Autism awareness month is in April.
This month is a time to bring understanding, awareness and acceptance to a group of people who are often misunderstood.
More understanding and awareness needs to occur to so kids with autism are accepted everywhere.
How Often Does Autism Occur?
Autism occurs in over 1% of the population worldwide.
People often ask:
Is autism more prevalent now?
How often is autism diagnosed?
Autism is diagnosed in approximately 1:59 children worldwide.
Autism is diagnosed 4 times more often in boys than girls.
If you wonder why so many autism diagnosis happen now, it’s because we start screening children much younger for developmental delays.
Earlier treatment brings better outcomes.
Why Does Autism Occur?
Autism research shows that autism is largely genetic, although there is no autism gene identified.
Environmental factors and pregnancy complications can also contribute to autism.