Funds raised from Go the Distance for Autism support educational and treatment programs for children and adults with autism in Northern New Jersey. Over the past 12 years, Go the Distance for Autism has raised nearly $8 million from thousands of participants and donors just like you.
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Autism is a neurobiological-based developmental disability that emerges during a child’s first three years of life. Currently, 1 in 44 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States. Here in New Jersey, that number is 1 in 35. Autism is more prevalent than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. Children with autism display marked impairments in communication and social relatedness and demonstrate a restricted range of interests and behavior. Significant deficits in language and socialization may place children with autism at risk for developing severe behavior problems such as tantrums, aggression, and self-injury. Autism knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries.
Every child with autism is unique, and every family affected by autism needs reliable support and expert guidance. With early intensive behavioral intervention, we're helping children with autism and their families to meet their fullest potential.