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Autism Resource Database Lists Service Providers Across 58 Countries

Author: Autism Support Network

Published: 2011-01-10

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Autism Support Network Grows Autism Resource Database Now Lists Service Providers Across 58 Countries.

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Autism Support Network Grows Autism Resource Database, Now Lists Service Providers Across 58 Countries.

Autism Support Network (ASN) announced the growth of its free global autism resources database that now covers 58 countries around the world, found at www.AutismSupportNetwork.com. One of the leading autism support communities available online, ASN connects families and individuals touched by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with each other, provides support and insight, and acts as a resource guide for autism treatments and therapies, news and information, services, grants, and strategies.

"Autism is a global condition, growing explosively," said Brian Field, co-founder of Autism Support Network. "With members from over 200 countries, we continue to augment our service provider directory listings so as to better help those seeking therapeutic assistance. We are proud that we are able to serve as many people as we do, and continue our mission to connect and provide aid to those seeking answers, connection and support."

Autism Support Network has a roster of partners both in the United States and internationally, including: Autism Hangout; Aid for Autistic Children, Inc; Parenting Special Needs Magazine; Spectrum Magazine; Beijing Stars and Rain; Autism South Africa; Hagar International; and the Israeli Society for Autistic Children.

Today 1 in 110 children is diagnosed with autism, with a new case diagnosed every 20 minutes and is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or limited activities and interests. Other ASDs include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Males are four times more likely to have autism than females.

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