Dr. Glenn Tripp

A young child with autism receives therapy at the Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit.

Autism diagnoses continues to grow

The prevalence of autism, a neurobehavioral disorder of children characterized by delayed and atypical communication skills, atypical socialization skills and repetitive behavior patterns, has increased markedly in the past 20 years, to the point that it is estimated that as much as 1 in 150 children have a form of autism.