The famous poet E.E. Cummings once wrote of his daughter, “You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” If you are a parent of a daughter, you know exactly what he meant. Like every parent, you want your child to be healthy and to provide the best support for them to develop… Continue reading Recognizing Signs of Autism in Your Daughter
If you are a parent, you know the joy of watching your child develop both mentally and physically. As they grow, children acquire the skills that they need to eventually become successful and well-adjusted adults. However, especially if you are a parent of a boy, you might be concerned that he might not be developing… Continue reading Recognizing Signs of Autism in Boys
Autism is being diagnosed in more and more children every year. While it may be tempting to conclude this is the sign of some wider problem, improvements in testing and screening have contributed to many of these diagnoses. As a result, medical professionals now have a better understanding of what autism looks like. Parents of… Continue reading Can Autism Be Cured with Early Intervention?
Early intervention, also known as “Birth to Three”, has been proven effective in improving the communication and social interactions of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But what happens when a child begins aging out of early intervention? Where are parents to look for further help in facing the challenges of autism spectrum disorder?… Continue reading Aging Out of Early Intervention
Diagnosed cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in America’s youth have been on the rise for the past two decades. Today, approximately one in every 68 children in the US is considered to be “on the spectrum.” In recent years, our understanding of autism and the challenges it presents have increased dramatically. However, it wasn’t… Continue reading Early Intervention for Autism
Let’s be honest. Most are not excited about an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. However, the stigma previously associated with autism spectrum disorder has thankfully begun to fade. More than ever, it is vitally important to focus on acknowledging and treating ASD. The range of conditions or symptoms covered by the term “autism spectrum” is vast.… Continue reading Life Before an ASD Diagnosis: Pre-Testing or Screening
Detecting the early signs of autism is essential to being a conscientious parent. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a wide range of conditions challenging an individual’s social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and/or nonverbal communication. Autism Speaks stresses the Center For Disease Control’s (CDC) report that one in 59 children are on the autism spectrum. Once… Continue reading Early Signs of Autism