Autism can be a severely handicapping disorder and is as individual as fingerprints. No two people exhibit the same degree of difficulties. The ability to communicate is often limited and deficiencies in social interaction and reasoning skills are also often present. Incorrectly thought to be mental illness, there are many facets to this often puzzling disorder. Please assist the MCC/ASA and it's members in achieving our goal to increase awareness of autism within the community and to improve the quality of life for those affected by autism and their families.