Autism Spectrum Disorder
Our 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll be moved to a new classroom and begin ABA therapy in the next few weeks. Can you give us some advice on helping him understand what’s going on?
To answer this question, Autism Speaks experts, education specialist Lucia Murillo and social worker Lindsay Naeder, share some guidance on how to conduct the conversation based on your child’s perspective. Read more ›
The prospect of talking to your child about his or her ASD can be daunting for any parent. To prepare for the discussion, experts offer these strategies:
Based on information from the Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, one in 59 children 8 years of age were identified with ASD. The prevalence rate of autism diagnosis has been increasing, and that implies most educators will be responsible for supporting the needs of students with ASD at some point during their career. Read more ›
Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities. Read more ›
We are rarely taught explicit social rules because we are just expected to figure them out. It’s quite complicated, and many children on the autism spectrum struggle to navigate their social worlds. It might be challenging for a child on the spectrum to make friends, but it’s also likely they are struggling to participate in groups at school and adhere to the social expectations in their different environments because it is overwhelming or confusing.
EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Navigating the Maze of Health Insurance for Mental Health Related Interventions [presentation]
Presenter Karen Fessel provides an overview of some of the steps involved in getting insurance to cover intensive mental health treatments for teens, including outdoor and traditional residential therapies, along with day treatment and outpatient mental health treatments. Read more ›