Spot the Early Signs of Autism

Children and learning disabilities

Autism is a neural development disorder, characterized by impaired communication and social skills, as well as restricted behaviors that behaviors that are considered repetitive. With spectral disorders like autism, it’s important to notice the signs as early as possible and reach a diagnosis. According to Autism Speaks, a diagnosis is an important turning point in children with autism spectrum disorders’ journey. An early diagnosis means early behavioral and cognitive intervention. When children with autism receive early behavioral and cognitive intervention, it enables them to gain important social, communication and self-care skills.
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What is the Autism Spectrum, and What Are Some Kinds of Autism?

Working with special needs

According to the Centers for Disease Control, rates of autism among American children have grown exponentially since 2012. Whereas before one in 88 children were diagnosed with autism, an estimated one in 68 American children are now considered autistic. That’s a growth of 30% over two-years.

If you have suspicions that your child might be autistic, you should take them to your general practitioner straight away. Using the autism spectrum, your doctor can help you determine whether or not your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and they can advise you on your next steps.

What is the Autism Spectrum?
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The Fact About Children With Autism

Teaching special needs

Although researchers and educators have made huge strides when it come to providing relevant help for children with autism and other learning disabilities, much work remains to be done. This is due to the fact that there is still a lot to learn about learning disabilities like autism, Asperger’s, and other spectrum disorders; and the American public needs to be more informed as well.

If you were to ask 100 random people on the street if they could define autism, you will be lucky to find more than a handful that could offer much more than they know it’s a learning disability. Actually, you would probably not find to many who even know that much about it. The fact is that unle Continue reading

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