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Autism Society of Butler County

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Welcome to our website!

The Autism Society of Butler County (ASBC) is a local chapter of the national Autism Society of America organization.  We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization.  Our support group received its charter from ASA in June, 2002.  Butler County members of the Autism Society of America are automatically members of the Autism Society of Butler County.
 
 

Important Autism Facts
 
Autism, once considered a "rare"disorder, unfortunately is now affecting  more than 70,000 families in Pennsylvania alone.
 
Children being diagnosed with some form of autism are being reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at 1 in every 150 children, making it the the fastest growing disability in the US today.
 
Four out of every 5 children diagnosed with autism are male.
 
Over the last decade, the rate of autism in Pennsylvania has risen over 104% and is considered to be growing in epidemic proportions.
 
Today, 50 families in America will find out their child has autism.
 
Autism affects children of every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic background.
 
 
Autism is a 24 hour-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year battle.
 
Autism has no recognized cause and no cure.

Mission Statement

We are committed to the ongoing efforts to advocate for the rights, humane treatment, and appropriate education of all persons with Autism.  We are also committed to educating families, professionals, and the general public to better understand this lifelong disability.

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For more information on this disability, click on the logo above to visit the ASA website