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What Is Severe Autism? [Guide To Identifying Severe Autism]

Posted on March 13, 2019
Autism is a spectrum that includes mild, moderate, and severe symptoms. In general, a person’s level of autism is determined by his or her level of functioning and the level of support required for the individual to remain safe. What Is Severe Autism? Severe autism, also known as low-functioning autism or profound autism, is the most challenging type of autism. A person with severe autism exhibits common signs of autism ...Read More

Severe Autism Symptoms, Diagnosis & Management

Posted on February 28, 2019
As a parent, you monitor your child’s development very closely. So when you start to notice unusual behavior, you may worry that he or she has autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects as many as one in 59 kids. It includes high, moderate, and severe levels of need. Children with severe autism require the most support, but even if your child has severe autism, you can access beneficial ...Read More

Resource Guide For Severe Autism Information And Education

Posted on December 19, 2018
Children and young adults with low-functioning or severe autism experience intense challenges. Many individuals with severe autism suffer from the following: Cognitive impairment Sensory sensitivities Social challenges Communication difficulties Behaviors such as self-injury, aggression, spinning, rocking, or flapping Successfully care for your loved one with severe autism, and improve his or her quality of life and independence when you utilize several helpful resources. General Resources For Severe Autism Information To ...Read More

The Difference Between Autism & Social Communication Disorder (SCD)

Posted on June 5, 2018
Has your child been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or does he or she exhibit symptoms of autism? Before seeking autism-specific assistance, make sure the diagnosis is correct. You may learn that your child has Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SCD). Recently added to the most current, fifth-edition of the DSM (Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the signs and symptoms of ASD are very similar – and even ...Read More

What Are The Signs of Asperger’s in Teens?

Posted on May 16, 2018
According to the CDC, autism affects one in 59 children. Many children receive a diagnosis when they’re young, but you may not notice unusual behavior or question if your child has Asperger’s syndrome until your child becomes a teenager. Learn the signs of Asperger's and what steps you can take if your teen has the disorder. What is Asperger's Syndrome? An autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger's is also known as ...Read More

How Two Families Support Their Children With Autism

Posted on October 30, 2017
Autism affects everyone differently. But always remember that you’re not alone. Even though autism can manifest with a variety of symptoms, some of the emotional and practical responses remain very consistent from one situation to the next. Here’s a brief glimpse inside the lives of two parents of children with autism. Janelle’s Story Born just four minutes apart, twins Janna and Jonah seemed perfectly normal until they reached about eight ...Read More

Who Does Autism Affect The Most?

Posted on September 29, 2017
The complexity of autism disorders means that it can be difficult to pinpoint causes, making it difficult to assess properly, or to even understand the problem on more than a basic level. Fortunately, researchers are unraveling links and finding new information about ASD on a regular basis. The ever-expanding body of research can make it difficult to stay abreast of the latest discoveries about autism. However, by better understanding the ...Read More

Resource Guide For Autism Information And Education

Posted on August 30, 2017
Resource Menu: Resources for General Autism Information Education & Learning Resources for Those with Autism Career & Employment Resources for Those with Autism Relationship Management for Those with Autism Parenting, teaching, or even just getting to know someone with autism can be a challenge. Locating reliable and actionable information about autism on the internet can be even more challenging. Just typing “autism” into a search engine will return tens of ...Read More

Balance and behavior expectations between siblings

Posted on August 31, 2016
Parenting a child with autism and children without autism can be a unique, and sometimes daunting, balance. You have to provide extra support for your child with autism and navigate the path of what is best for him, while also carving out time to ensure his brother's and sister's needs are met. Research shows that the vast majority of siblings to children with autism grow up to be more mature, ...Read More

Homeschooling A Child With Autism

Posted on January 14, 2016
As any parent knows, raising a child is rewarding but does not come without challenges and tough decisions. Parents of children with autism face additional challenges such as understanding their child’s unique needs, teaching important life skills and providing an education. While public school systems in Virginia are required to provide education for students with disabilities, including ASD, the public school environment isn’t a fit for every student. Other education ...Read More



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