From a Mile to a Smile

What is Autism?

About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

ASD is a developmental disorder without identifiable physical symptoms. It affects communication, independence, and social interaction, with varying severity. While some can hold conversations, others may not speak at all, requiring different levels of support. 

Red Flags of ASD

Learn the early signs of autism and find the best intervention to help your child.

Eye contact

Making little or inconsistent eye contact and gestures to regulate social interactions.

Lack of empathy

Social and communication deficits, struggle to understand social cues.

Rigidity

Inflexible thinking and resistance to minor changes in routines or surroundings.

Repetitive behaviors

Repetitive or ritualistic behaviors such as flapping, rocking, spinning, etc.

How do I know if my Child has Autism?

The best way is to seek professional advice. Symptoms and severity vary, making it very challenging for parents to judge. 

Symptoms may emerge between 12 and 18 months. By 18 months, psychologists can use screening and assessment tools to observe children’s behaviors and responses for accurate diagnosis. 

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ABA is the Best Intervention

ABA is the best training that has developed. It leads to significant improvement in cognitive ability, language and communication skill, and reduction in stereotypical behaviors. 

Early therapy improves chances for success, and it’s never too late. All
children with autism benefit from intervention, they develop skills that are essential for their long-term success. 

Training should be tailored to individual needs as there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The goal is to reduce symptoms, support development, enhance learning, and promote independence for community participation.

Problem Faced by Autism at Different Stages

In general, there are four stages of growth for children with autism: preschool, primary school, adolescents, and adults. At different stages, both the individuals and their families would face different problems. 

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From a Mile to a Smile

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