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What is Social Communication Disorder? How Is It Treated?

The American Psychiatric Association published this new edition of its diagnostic manual in May 2013. It provides healthcare providers with new guidelines for diagnosing mental and behavioral conditions. SCD encompasses problems with social interaction, social understanding, and pragmatics. Pragmatics refers to using language in proper context. For example, it’s important for children to develop the[…]

Early Detection in Helping Children with Autsim

Early intervention is key in helping a child with Autism grow into their full potential, and overcome any behavioral, cognitive, or socio-emotional challenges. The sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can get treatment. Children as young as 15-18 months can get a diagnosis of Autism. If your doctor will not evaluate your child[…]

Did you Know?

  Did you know… Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys Autism prevalence figures are growing Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S. Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism There is[…]

Halloween Tips: How to Keep Children with ASD Safe

Halloween is most children’s favorite festival. Who doesn’t love getting dressed in their favorite costume and gathering an enormous amount of candies once a year. But for children with ASD there may be some challenges. Here are some suggestions to help make it as safe as possible: Prepare ahead of time the route you will[…]