Autism

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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of complex neurological developmental disabilities characterized by problems with communication, social interaction, and patterns of interest and behavior.

Symptoms of autism may range from mild to severe. ASDs affect all social classes, races, and ethnic groups. Autism spectrum disorders affect about 1 in 59 children. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is almost five times more common among boys at a rate of 26.6 in 1,000, than among girls, where the rate is 6.6 in 1,000.

The PaTTAN Autism Initiative is committed to helping educators and parents meet the educational needs of children and young adults with ASDs.

Consultants

- Office Lead
- State Lead
Amiris Dipuglia PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Ashley Harned PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Willow Hozella PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Tina Lawson PaTTAN - East
Hillary Mangis, Ph.D. PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Mike Miklos PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Kathryn Poggi, Ed.D. PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Kristin Starosta, Ph.D. PaTTAN - East
Tammy Thompson-Cooke PaTTAN - East
Lori Chamberlain PaTTAN - Harrisburg