For some autistic children, nonverbal communication is a key factor in their specific diagnosis. However, nonverbal autism can present different challenges. Understanding the uniqueness of autism can be a crucial component for the individuals, their families, and the professionals they work with. Different programs, support, and services can help the child with language development if
Top support to help families navigate the many stages of an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis from early screening and detection to ways to manage a new diagnosis. Learn when to seek out professional advice and what happens following a diagnosis to include supportive personal accounts of the autism journey.
How Important is Early Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Your child has been showing signs of autism, yet there’s a part of you that thinks it’s too early to intervene. You’ve read about various management strategies, but how important is early intervention in autism? Early intervention services for autistic children have been shown to have a lasting impact on their development. Although there can
Who Can Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders?
Mary is wondering if her 6-year-old boy might have autism. He has trouble communicating and has repetitive behavior. Like many parents, a question at the forefront of her mind is: Who can diagnose autism? Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders is complicated; finding a reliable source can provide answers and support for the individual and their family
Wait! I Thought Autism Is On A Spectrum… Are There Different Autism Levels?
An autism diagnosis can bring a lot of uncertainty. One of the first things families learn is that it is a spectrum, hence autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But did you know there are different autism levels? Besides being on a spectrum (low to high-functioning autism), not many parents know that the 5th edition of the
What is Kanner Syndrome?
When I was a teenager, there was a young boy whose family attended the same church my family did. He had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He often exhibited what was viewed as “classic” autism symptoms, at least by 1990s standards. Today, that little boy is a grown man and many would refer
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