Project Autism of St. Johns, Inc.

Programs - Awareness - Advocacy

Project Autism of St. Johns, Inc., is putting the pieces together!™ for the residents of St. Johns County. We are your comprehensive source for information and events affecting the Autistic community.

Awareness

Child playing with blocksAutism is a developmental disorder that affects physical, social and language skills. Most kids are diagnosed between the ages of 18 months and 5 years of age. However some are being diagnosed earlier due to inappropriate behaviors or the child’s failure to reach developmental milestones. Because Autism is a spectrum disorder the signs and symptoms may affect individuals differently.  AUTISM affects 1 in 150 children and is 4 times more likely to effect boys than girls. It is more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. If you feel your child might suffer from autism you should contact your physician immediately. See the checklist below for signs and symptoms. Early intervention is key to your child success. 

Checklist

These are meant to be guidelines only. Children develop at different rates. This is only meant to inform you of potential problems. If you have any concerns contact your child’s doctor. Project Autism of St Johns, Inc does not offer medical advice. You should discuss your individual needs with your physician.