A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder now includes several disorders that used to be diagnosed separately: Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger’s Syndrome. Autism affects a child’s ability to interact with others, communicate, play, and learn. These disorders affect the brain, and may also affect areas like immune systems, gastric systems, or metabolic systems. Autism Spectrum Disorder may look very different from one child to another, because of the wide range of intensity, symptoms, and behaviors. While ASD is typically diagnosed in children, many adults grow up and find out later that they are on the Autism Spectrum. This goes to show that Autism is not necessarily debilitating. Individuals with Autism may find a variety of ways to function with the disorder. This is made easier through ABA Therapy and an early diagnosis.
Acuity Behavior Solutions provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to address these areas of need. A report in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities states that earlier intervention and therapy for autistic children yields the best results.
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