• Learn About the Language Challenges that Children with Autism Face

    Is your child showing signs of autism? Children with autistic spectrum disorders face certain language challenges. Fortunately, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy can help children with autism develop and improve their language skills. Watch this video to learn more about the specific language challenges that children with autism often deal with. Dr. Joy Hirsch explains […]

  • See How a Service Dog Is Changing Life for One Child with Autism

    There are many different types of therapy that can benefit children with autism, and one that this video highlights is animal therapy with the help of a service dog. In the video, you will meet one child with autism who was almost completely non-verbal and frequently had outbursts at home. After learning that service dogs […]

  • Tips for Traveling with Your Child with Autism

    Traveling with a child who displays signs of autism can be challenging, particularly if the child still requires a car seat. Children with autism may resist the straps of the car seat and attempt to get out of the seat while the car is in motion. It can be especially trying to get a child […]

  • The Importance of Focusing on Your Child’s Abilities

    It’s not uncommon for parents to have difficulty coming to terms with the early signs of autism in their children. Yet, children remain the same unique people that they were before the diagnosis; they just need some extra help to reach their full potential. If your child has autism, you can give him or her […]

  • How to Respect the Individuality of People with Autism

    One common misconception about autism is that it affects every person the same. It’s important to remember that not only are the symptoms of autism experienced differently by each individual; but also that every person with autism has a unique personality. Supporting a person’s independence and respecting his or her wishes can improve their quality […]

  • Getting to Know the Autism Spectrum

    New diagnostic criteria have been issued for individuals with autism. Instead of recognizing different autism subtypes such as Asperger’s, autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), the new criteria groups all types of autism under the umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the types and degrees of […]

  • The Early Signs of Autism

    In children with autism, early intervention is integral to the development of essential skills in language, personal care, and learning. This video explores the early signs of autism that can help facilitate an early diagnosis and intervention at a young age. If you note symptoms such as reluctance to communicate, slow language development, or unresponsiveness, […]

  • New Research in the Early Detection of Autism

    Children with autism are not typically diagnosed with the disorder until their second birthday or later. This is because the challenges associated with autism may not be recognizable right away. However, a new study could pave the way for the detection of autism in children as young as six months of age, allowing for early […]