Fall Newsletter

Federal officials say that all children with disabilities should be able to attend preschool alongside their typically-developing peers.
Repetitive behaviors have long been considered a hallmark of autism, but new research suggests that girls with the developmental disorder are less likely than boys to exhibit such symptoms.

What is autism spectrum disorder?
Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that usually appears during the first three years of life. Children with autism often have difficulty with communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviors.

Who is affected by autism?
In the state of New Jersey Autism currently affects 1 in every 50 children, nationwide 1 in every 68 children, according to the CDC. Autism is more prevalent in boys than girls, with four to five times as many boys affected than girls.

What are the symptoms of Autism?
The following are the most common symptoms of autism. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: 
•Speech delay
•Repeats or echo words or phrases
•Avoids eye contact
•Does not smile when smiled at
•Does not respond to his or her name
•Does not point, wave, or use gestures to communicate
•Does not initiate or respond to cuddling, prefers to be alone
•Does not ask for help or make basic requests
•Difficulty changing routines
•Poor imaginary play
•Hand flapping, rocking, spinning, lining up of toys

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Children’s Wellness & Developmental Center

At the Children’s Wellness & Developmental Center we are committed to improving the health and well-being of children and families affected by ADHD, Autism and Developmental Delays. Through experience and training we provide a diagnosis and individual treatment plans, with the use of traditional and biomedical treatment options.

At the Children’s Wellness & Developmental Center, we pride ourselves in treating thewhole person, not just the diagnosis. We provide a loving and caring environment for families that face very challenging situations. We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen and develop a plan for the child and family. We strongly believe that each child is an individual and no two children are alike, therefore no two treatment plans can be alike.

 

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