Category Archives: Autism Diagnosis

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

The Potential Impact of New Diagnosis Guidelines

Posted on February 10, 2014
Last May, the APA (American Psychiatric Association) published the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). The DSM is considered the ‘bible’ of diagnoses and is used by doctors, insurance companies and schools as the primary source for diagnoses. In the new edition (DSM-5), the diagnosis for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) underwent significant changes. They asserted at the time of publication that it would not adversely affect people currently ...Read More