My child was diagnosed with Autism. Now what?

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis can be intimidating. The amount of information and advice is overwhelming, but there's no reason to be frightened as you find a treatment plan that suits your child. Here are some things to keep in mind as you research ASD: stay present & accept the diagnosis Enjoy your kid’s special quirks, celebrate small successes, and stop comparing your…

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Do you Have Undiagnosed Autism?

Many people with high-functioning autism go undiagnosed until adulthood. Those within the autism spectrum may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from others, and it’s rare for two people to have the same symptoms with the same severity. Below are some common traits associated with the autism spectrum. Communication struggles You have trouble reading social cuesParticipating in conversation is difficultYou…

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How to Determine if My Child Has Autism

“How do I know if my child has autism?” If this is a question that has been plaguing your mind, it is likely that you have already seen concerning developmental delays. Whether pointed out by a loved one or observed on your own, it can be difficult to determine what these signs mean for your child. Understanding these signs and symptoms can help you…

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Typical Doctor Autism Screening vs. ADOS Testing

As a parent, there is no way to prepare for the words “autism spectrum disorder” when used to describe your child’s behavior. Whether it’s the concern of a teacher or a trusted pediatrician, it’s important to understand what an autism diagnosis could mean for your child. One of the most important steps is to learn the difference between a typical autism screening performed by…

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