teacher applies new autism guidelines with child

New Autism Guidelines

New Autism Guidelines For the first time in more than a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a full clinical report on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including new guidelines for the identification and treatment of children on the spectrum. The full report, Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder,…

a women and child playing while finding early signs of autism

Early Signs of Autism

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…

Child looking out window as parents determine how to diagnose autism

How to Diagnose Autism

If you’re a parent or guardian of a child, you always strive to do what’s best for them. You need to understand how to best support them as they grow up. A medical test can diagnose some disorders and help direct parents in treatment.  However, when you ask how to diagnose autism, you’re not given…