About Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
is a developmental disability that is caused by
abnormalities in brain structure or function.

In order to be diagnosed with Autism, you must meet all 3 criteria:

Developmental Milestones

How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.

 

As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns.

 

Click on the age of your child to see the neuro-typical milestones:

 

2 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
1 year
18 months
2 years

3 years
4 years
5 years

What Can Treat Autism?

No one can “outgrow” Autism Spectrum Disorder. If left untreated, your child’s lack of communication and social skills can result in the inability to keep a job or maintain relationships. Destructive or self-injurious behaviors prevent independent living. Fortunately, most symptoms can be managed.

 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a treatment method that uses the scientific principles of human behavior to resolve real life problems. ABA can be used to teach children (or adults)  social skills and Independence skills. ABA can also teach self-control in order to reduce destructive behaviors that restrict everyday living (such as tantrums, body rocking/hand waiving, running away, hurting/biting/kicking/hitting others or themselves, non-compliance, etc.)

 

Every child has a different result, but ABA can provide them with the opportunity to have a productive, independent adult life.

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