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What is Autism

ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a Nero Developmental Disorder categorized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and by restricted and repetitive patterns of though and behoviour.

Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will receive another diagnosis at some point in their development.  In a 2008 study, seventy percent of a sample of children with ASD ages 10 to 14, had also been diagnosed with another disorder.  Forty-one percent has been diagnosed with two or more additional disorders (Simonoff,et al).  These additional disorders, comorbid diagnoses, can at times be extremely debilitating for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Even if your child doesn’t have autism, he may need help for something else. “If a parent is worried, it’s rarely nothing,” says Susan Hyman, a paediatrician and chair of the autism subcommittee at the American Academy of Paediatrics. “Parents recognize when something is different about their child.

Not one child on the spectrum is the same thus each child must be treated on their own merit. One Size does not fit all. These children are unique and this means that each child’s learning plan must be unique.

Autism Spectrum Disorder with Comorbid Disorders