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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. ASD interferes with the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Individuals with ASD have difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication, social interaction, and play or leisure activities. The disorder makes it hard to communicate which may lead to difficult or unusual behaviors and poor relationships with other children and/or adults. Individuals with ASD may have repeated body movements (hand flapping, rocking), unusual responses to sensations (dislike of loud noises, touch sensitivity), unusual attachments to objects, and they may resist changes in routines. 

Referral for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) services for WESD Consortium School Districts

General information about Autism

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Autism Society

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For information contact:

    Coordinator: Kevin Carroll
    Phone: 503.385.4558   Fax: 503.385.4876