At Ninos con Autismo, we're concerned about the number of undiagnosed and under-served autistic children here in Mexico. It is estimated that 1 in every 80 children are on the autism spectrum.
Mission Statement - Our mission is the early identification and educational, therapeutic and nutritional support for children with autism. We educate both their parents and the community with the goal of helping these children lead healthy, productive lives.
Vision - We are working toward a world where our autistic children can thrive and maximize their abilities.
Early diagnosis is critical and recent studies show that autism is being first diagnosed in the U.S. and Canada as 6 to 12 months. Our Mexican children are often not diagnosed until ages 3 or 4, if at all. This leaves a huge gap before services are started. Late diagnosis delays access to services and therapies and ultimately impacts the child's development and ability to be self-sufficient.
A big Thank You to all the of the Friends of Ninos Con Autimso who joined us at our fundraiser to help support this wonderful organization.