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"Evidence shows that early intervention results in dramatically positive outcomes for young children with Autism"
Early diagnosis can be the key to a brighter future for a child with autism. The earlier a child
is diagnosed, the sooner he or she can benefit from the intervention programs available.
Diagnosing a childís learning process at an early age not only helps the child develop, but also
can be a comfort for the parents. Early diagnosis gives parents the opportunity to grow with
their child and lets them realize that they are not alone; there are many other families in similar
Approach any new treatment with hopeful skepticism. Remember the goal of any treatment should be to help the person with autism become a fully functioning member of society
Intensive, appropriate early intervention greatly improves the outcome for most young children with autism. Most programs will build on the interests of the child in a highly structured schedule of constructive activities. Visual aids are often helpful.
Treatment is most successful when geared toward the individualís particular needs. An experienced specialist or team should design the individualized program. A variety of effective therapies are available, including auditory integration training, applied behavior analysis, medications, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sensory integration, speech/language therapy, and vision therapy.
Auditory Integration Therapy
Sensory Integration Therapy
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DON'T MOURN FOR US
You didn't lose a child to autism. You lost
a child because the child you waited for never came into existence. That isn't
the fault of the autistic child who does exist, and it shouldn't be our burden.
We need and deserve families who can see us and value us for ourselves, not
families whose vision of us is obscured by the ghosts of children who never
lived. Grieve if you must, for your own lost dreams. But don't mourn for us. We
are alive. We are real. And we're here waiting for you.
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