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National Autism Awareness Month

 

Autism is a brain disorder that can impair a person’s behavior, communication and socialization skills. A person can be diagnosed with a mild or severe spectrum. Children with autism may excel in some areas, showing intense interest in certain things, but may fall behind or lack interest in other areas.

It is important to have your child evaluated by a physician at an early age, to assess if they are reaching all of their developmental milestones. It is better to diagnose a child at a younger age, so they will receive the resources needed to excel.

Although there is no cure for autism, there is help. Behavioral therapy will help with a child’s socialization skills. Speech therapy will help with verbalization and expression of their needs or wants. Physical and occupational therapy will help with things such as fine motor control which is important for handwriting, and pencil grip. Every child is [ more ]