It’s difficult to say how you might feel when the suspicion starts to creep up that your son or daughter might have a disability. For some parents, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. For others, it’s actually a relief. However you feel about it, there’s no question that the stage between questioning whether your child is Autistic and getting a diagnosis is a big one.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them. The condition affects everybody differently, and people with Autism, just like people everywhere, have all sorts of individual personalities, sensitivities, preferences, and viewpoints. No one child is likely to display every symptom of Autism exactly as the textbook says. However, there are some general areas to watch out for.
General Signs of Autism
Challenges with speech
Challenges with socializing
Of course, your child won’t exactly fit the template; nobody does. But if enough of this is sounding familiar, it’s probably time to look into a diagnosis. Think of it this way: if your child does have autism, diagnosing it sooner is better for all of you, and if they don’t, then you might as well lay your worries to rest.
If you feel overwhelmed and you need help, please contact us.
American Advocacy Group is on the front lines every day, making positive change happen for people diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome and a range of diagnoses across the continuum. As a leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and the premier provider of the support and services people want and need, we understand the system and know how to take action in regard to your best interests.
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