Autism Is A Diagnosis,
Not A Life Sentence
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a developmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. It is characterized by difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication, challenges in social interactions, and engagement in repetitive behaviors.
How common is autism?
Autism affects approximately 1 in 36 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The prevalence of autism has been increasing over the years, and is recognized as a relatively common developmental disorder.
What can be done to support individuals with autism?
Children with autism can grow to become functional adults and cherished members of society. With early intervention and the right support, individuals with autism can learn and develop important life skills. Evidence-based treatments, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills training, can help individuals with autism reach their full potential. Additionally, providing a supportive and inclusive environment, promoting acceptance, and recognizing the unique strengths and talents of individuals with autism are crucial in supporting their well-being and success.
The Brilliance of
ABA therapy is effective in improving behavior and reducing problematic behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, and noncompliance.
ABA therapy focuses on skill acquisition and is used to teach new skills to individuals with autism, such as communication, social skills, and daily living.
ABA therapy promotes skills that can be applied in different settings and situations, leading to increased independence and success in daily life.