A DIFFERENT WAY OF BEING
A Different Way of Being
Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) possess a complex condition that affects brain development and creates difficulty with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and emotional control. Some children engage in repetitive behaviors, present resistance to change, and demonstrate aggressiveness or self-harm. Some autistic children possess an above average IQ and have astounding memories and academic capabilities.
Many children with ASD learn and react differently than typically developing children. Each child possesses his own unique set of challenges, skills, and strengths. Each has a particular way of processing, socializing and behaving. This results in each one having a unique, individualized disorder. While no cure has been found for autism, early treatment and intervention has proven to have a profound impact on many children’s growth and development.