Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can share many traits with, or occur alongside learning disorders, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. The same is true of non-verbal learning disorders, which may affect a child’s academic and social skills. As many as 10 percent of children have some kind of learning disorder.[i] Is Autism a Learning Disorder? […]
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Common Autism-Related Health Conditions
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder with a number of associated signs and behaviors. These can include social difficulties, delays in language development, issues with motor control, and cognitive struggles. The presentation of ASD varies greatly among individuals with the condition. The same holds true for a host of physical, mental, and behavioral […]
High Functioning Autism Doesn’t Mean It’s Easier
The Misnomer of High Functioning Autism High functioning autism is not a clinical term, or a real diagnosis. It is largely a colloquial term used to describe cases of autism without intellectual disability. And it is a misnomer. Children on the spectrum who might be off-handedly called ‘high functioning’ show normal levels of intelligence yet have […]
My Child Was Given an Autism Diagnosis: What Now?
While they may or may not have had an autism diagnosis, more than a tenth of Americans live with autism spectrum disorder, a condition that was unknown a century ago, and has become better understood over time both in the mainstream and within the psychiatric community. When it was first discovered, it was theorized to be a […]
The Importance of Early Autism Diagnosis & Treatment
Content in this blog post: Why Early Diagnosis and Intervention? How Early Can Signs of Autism Appear? Early Signs of ASD by Age Recognizing the Signs of Autism What Kind of Early Intervention Is Effective? Find Kids Early Intervention Therapy Nearby in Texas An early diagnosis of autism and evidence-based, empathetic care at an early […]
Understanding Asperger’s in Relation to Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition with a variety of behavioral presentations. Some individuals with autism may experience difficulty with self-expression and the understanding of social cues. Others may struggle with motor skills, language, or executive function. Asperger’s Syndrome is a developmental disorder which has in the past been differentiated from or viewed […]
What Co-occurring Conditions Can Accompany Autism?
People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are much more likely to struggle with one or more co-occurring physical and/or mental health conditions. Wherever they are identified, these conditions can present extra stress for the person – which can make life much harder. Some of these conditions can be hard to catch early on, because they might not differentiate […]
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a group of complicated neurodevelopment disorders. The spectrum, rather than just describing intensity, represents a long list of different symptoms that have been identified as autism. Symptoms begin to present themselves very early on in childhood, and the disorder affects all races and ethnicities, although […]
What’s the Difference Between High-Functioning and Low-Functioning Autism?
Autism has a complicated history. It is an inherently complex condition, and those that live with it have often faced plenty of stigma and misunderstanding. As complex as it is, the autism diagnosis still struggles with generalization and oversimplification. Much progress has been made in determining how autism should be defined, and what parents with children on the spectrum […]