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Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Next Steps

Most parents’ greatest hopes are that their children grow up to be happy and healthy, so learning that your child might have autism spectrum disorder can feel scary. However, sometimes the symptoms of ASD aren’t as obvious as you might think. This is why it is important for your pediatrician to perform screenings at your…

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What Parents Should Know About the Autism CARES Act

Originally becoming law in 2006, the Autism CARES Act was initially the Combatting Autism Act. During 2011, 2014, and 2019, it was reauthorized. The Autism CARES Act provides the main source of funding for research, services, and training. Funding is divided among the Centers for Disease Control, the Health Sources and Services Administration for Autism,…

therapist explains the levels of autism

An Overview of the Levels of Autism

Autism is a brain development disorder affecting an individual’s behavioral and communication skills. It has symptoms ranging from mild to severe. It is not uncommon for patients diagnosed with autism to have difficulty engaging with others. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), there are three levels of autism. After learning…