Welcome to the website for the parents of children with special needs. On this website, you will find plenty of useful information about different kinds of disorders and the ways they can impact your life if your child is diagnosed with one of them. The good news is that today autism and other special conditions have many effective treatments and a large body of knowledge about what is working and what is not working.
While many of the conditions are not treatable, it is possible to improve many of the symptoms that a child with special needs may have if the condition is diagnosed properly and diagnosed early.
Some conditions, such as Asperger’s Syndrome and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, have very similar symptoms. This is why it is critically important that you know your child really well and always get a second opinion.
According to the National Health Service, there are more than 700,000 people in the United Kingdom that have autism. Including families, this means that the disorder is a significant part of life for over 2.5 million people.
The Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention in the United States have released data that shows that 1 in 68 children in the United States have autism. More than 3.5 million Americans have the condition. In the world, about 1% of the population has an autism spectrum condition. Developed countries spend significant resources on autism care and scientific studies.
All these facts and numbers mean that you are not alone is dealing with the disease. There is helpful information and there are people out there who are going through what you are going in your life.