Today, 1 in 100 individuals are diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to severe. Most children with autism lack social support, meaningful relationships, future employment opportunities or selfdetermination.
Untangle Autism aims to inspire participants by pro viding opportunities to build relationships, explore in tervention strategies, learn about new research development s and cel ebrat e experiences and achievements and raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder.