Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects communication and behavior. The symptoms vary as does the severity of those symptoms. Early diagnosis is critical to maximizing the success of interventions.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurobehavioral disorder and is estimated to occur in 1 out of every 59 children.  You might recognize ASD in your child by their difficulties in social interaction, communication, and the presence of repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities. Typically, symptoms occur before the age of 3. Because the severity of symptoms can be mild, they can sometimes appear to mimic other mental health disorders, such as ADHD or anxiety. Although those with ASD have challenges, they may also have strengths, such as math, science, art, etc. Fortunately, treatment and therapy help those with ASD leverage their strengths and develop skills to lead a happy, healthy, fulfilling life. Research shows that early diagnosis is important to maximize the success of those interventions.

MARS Memory-Health Network has the expertise to diagnose and help treat your child’s ASD. If you suspect that your child has ASD, call MARS Memory-Health Network for an evaluation.

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