About Autism

What is autism?

Autism is a general term for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

DID YOU KNOW? Research released last spring from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that one in every 65 American children fall somewhere on the autism spectrum. This is a ten-fold increase in prevalence in just the last 40 years.

When you stop to think about it, we all know someone affected by autism. The good news is that with more widespread early diagnosis, children can receive the behavioral therapies and educational support they need to thrive. However, access is often limited and cost-prohibitive (especially in rural areas) and, in many cases, not covered by insurance or Medicaid. It is for this very reason that Ag For Autism exists.

Do your part to spread hope to those affected by autism in our area by donating to Ag for Autism.

Donations may also be mailed to:
Ag For Autism
2532 B Alexander Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72401