What causes autism?
There is no single known cause for autism. Autism is a complex disorder and affects each individual differently. Genetics are thought to have some impact on autism, but autism may also occur spontaneously, or due to other causes.
What we do know, is that vaccinations do not cause autism, and early intervention (via a program based on evidence-based practices) can make a significant difference to a child's ability to develop vital skills and reach their maximum potential.
No, there is no cure for autism. However, while it is a lifelong condition, early intervention can make a big difference to a child's life. Many children can develop the ability to communicate, and learn self-help skills, develop academic skills, and improve fine and gross motor skills.
At AEIOU Foundation, studies have shown children who complete the program experience a reduction in autism symptoms. About 70% of children transition to mainstream school. Each child develops new skills and AEIOU supports every individual, moderating the program with a plan that is based on their unique needs and strengths.
Emily Perl Kinglsey wrote a poem about autism, which many parents at AEIOU Foundation feel they can relate to.