A DIFFERENT WAY OF BEING
Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) possess a complex disorder 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, with a particular way of processing, socializing and behaving, creating a very unique and individualized disorder. While no cure has been found for autism, early treatment and intervention has been proven to have a profound impact on a child’s growth and development.
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SIGNS & SYMPTONS OF ASD
- Avoids eye contact
- Prefers alone time
- Difficulty understanding feelings (self or others)
- Self-absorbed, with difficulty relating to others
- Touch avoidant
- Unresponsive to conversation, questions, or directions
- Repeats or echoes words and phrases
- Repetitive actions or behaviors
- Does not engage in “pretend” games
- Trouble adapting to change
- Sensitive to textures, smells, and sounds
- Skill Regression
- Difficulty expressing needs