The Center for Disease Control defines the Autism Spectrum Disorder as followed:

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

As a part of COM 450, also known as Multimedia Journalism at Elon University, a team of six students explored autism resources in Alamance County, North Carolina.

Through interviews with school officials, experts in autism research and therapy and community members looking to make a difference, we’ve captured the issues faced by those affected by ASD.

Our final body of work combines the written word with multimedia elements like video, infographics and photography.

We invite you to navigate the page, and learn more about ASD.