What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

SD is a range of complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social impairment, restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviors and communication difficulties. 

Signs of Autism

  • No response to their name
  • Loss of language or social skills
  • Poor eye contact
  • Excessive lining up of objects or toys
  • Difficulty interpreting what others or thinking/feelings (doesn't understand social cues)
  • repetitive movements such as rocking, biting or head banging

Next Steps

  • Get your child evaluated soon as possible! Early Intervention in Key!
  • Evaluation may include a questionaire or screening instrument
  • Comprehensive evaluation which involves a psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist and any other professional able to diagnose your child
  • Research available resources
  • Get into a support group

Resources

  • Autism Society NC
  • Autism Speaks
  • Autism Charlotte
  • Autism Services of Mecklenburg County
  • Charlotte Teacch Center
  • Voc Rehab Services
  • High Five Program of Fort Mill
  • ***Special note: I was able to Google most of these resources.  Please do the same in order to obtain contact information***
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