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Worried About Autism

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I’m afraid my 2 year old is autistic. My doctor says not to worry. What should I do? Parent intuition is strong and often accurate.  Remember that while a doctor has a tremendous amount of education, you, as a parent, have a PhD in you child.  I strongly suggest that you look for a second opinion.  Some sources are your ... Read More »

What Should I Do If I Suspect My Child Has Autism?

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Marsha from San Diego California asks: What should I do if I suspect my child has Autism? The number one thing to do is make a appointment to take your child to see a specialist as soon as possible. Developmental Pediatricians, Neuropsychologists, and Psychologists conduct full evaluations in order to determine whether a child is on the autism spectrum. Marsha, ... Read More »

Concerning Autism Statistics

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Did you know that 80% of individuals diagnosed with ASD are under the age of 18? 90% of young adults with ASD are not employed or are underemployed. 34% of ASD young adults out of high school have NO engagement in the community, including work, career counseling, further education, and vocational training. 40% receive no services post high school education, ... Read More »