ASD Definition, Characteristics, and other factors
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that affects each person in different ways.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Characteristics
The characteristics of ASD fall into three categories:
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
Considerations and Recommendations
Adapted from the American Psychiatric Association (2016) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
5/7/2018 06:51:01 pm
I have a brother who is showing signs of autism. We haven't brought him to an expert to diagnose him or check if he really has autism because he's too young as of now. But, based on my research, the way he has been acting seems to match the said condition. If ever he is positive, we plan to undergo him in counseling services. However, I never knew that the rate of children with autism nowadays is 1 in 68 children with boys having more tendency to have it rather than girls. Thanks for the information.
5/7/2018 09:06:13 pm
So glad this information was helpful. Yes, the rates are high. Please consider an evaluation to rule Autism in or out. Early intervention is so powerful in these cases. My own daughter is doing far better because we investigated the diagnosis early, starting at age two.
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Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP is an Educational Consultant, IEP & Autism Advocate and Speech Pathologist. She is also the host of inspiring podcasts, Thriving Special Families and Thriving Autism Families! Her passion is advocating STRONG alongside fellow Autism and special needs parents, helping them to persistently pursue what their children deserve at school. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and two children in San Diego, CA.
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