Since 2008, Mohsen “Max” Motamedian has served as a manager at PcBase USA, where he oversees the sale and purchasing of innovative products. Community involved, Mohsen Motamedian supports worthy causes such as the Autism Society.
A global nonprofit organization, the Autism Society aims to improve the lives of people living with autism by facilitating various programs that raise awareness and promote education and inclusion. A recent statement released by the Autism Society of America sheds light on the rise of autism diagnoses from 1 in 150 individuals in the year 2000 to 1 in 59 individuals in 2014, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While a single cause of autism is unknown, scientific reports have suggested multiple causes for different types of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Besides genes, scientists have identified other risk factors that may contribute to the likelihood of developing ASD. For instance, certain prescription drugs have been linked to an increased risk of ASD when taken by the child's mother during pregnancy. Similarly, children who are born to older parents are more likely to have ASD than those who are born to younger parents. Some evidence has indicated that ASD is initiated at a critical period before, during, or immediately after birth.
As autism becomes a prevalent public health concern, the Autism Society of America advocates for an alliance among local, state, and federal governments to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities.