Autism and related disorders such as Asperger's Disorder
and Pervasive Developmental disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
occur in 1 out of every 152 children.
Being a parent seeking help for your child with an autistic spectrum
disorder can be a very overwhelming experience. The challenge you
face is to decide how to best help your child given the myriad of
choices out there.
What is the best way to help your child?
There is no single approach that works for all individuals, The
most effective approaches address the whole child, while empowering and
supporting the family.
No two individuals present with the same symptoms or situation.
Consequently, what may be effective for one child may not work for
another. It takes a skilled practitioner to thoroughly assess an
individual within the various settings that child functions within and
create an approach that meets that child's need as well as those of the
Our approach to autistic spectrum disorders can include:
- supporting the child and family
- relationship based interventions
- behavioral approaches
- social skills development
- consultation to schools
- case management to help connect to and work with other providers