About Diagnosing Autism
Autism is a disorder that is characterized by a profound withdrawal from contact with people, repetitive behavior, and fear of change in the environment. This emotional disorder affects the ability of the brain to receive and process information.
People who have autism find it difficult to act in a way that other people think is “normal”. They find it difficult to talk to people or to look at them in the eye while speaking. In addition, people with autism often do not like being touched by other people. Children and families facing autism in Bloomington, IL need help from experts.
Autism is affected by the development of the brain, both before and after birth. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that people are affected in varying degrees. Some people may go to regular schools, work in offices, and have partners and families. These people have mild autism, which is often called Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism. However, some people are more severely affected. Although they may be able to take care of most of their own needs at home, such as putting on clothes and getting food, they may not be able to have a consistent job or to travel alone.
Help for Children with Autism in Bloomington, IL
In children who have autism, symptoms may be more evident because of their less developed perception of the outside world. They may talk only to themselves, rock themselves backward and forwards, or laugh at their own thoughts. These children generally do not like any type of change, and they may find it very difficult to learn a new behavior such as using a toilet or going to school. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism spectrum disorders affect one in every sixty-eight children in the United States. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and from other government agencies indicate that autism diagnoses are increasing at the rate of 10% to 17% each year.
Each child with autism is different. Children range from those with classic autism or Kanner's autism, having very little social or communication skills with severe behavioral problems, to those with Asperger’s syndrome, having difficulty socializing with others but being able to maintain an independent life. Because autism affects a child's development in several different areas, such as social, communication, behavioral, having several interventions to address these challenges is important. The Able Center uses a combination of therapies to help children with autism in Bloomington IL.
Autism Intervention in Bloomington, IL
The Able Center is dedicated to making your children well. We can help you deal with your child’s autism, and we can also help you with any of the following:
Trust in the Able Center for professional services.
The Able Center is a family-friendly environment that provides children and adolescents with comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation, consultation, and evidence-based individual and family intervention, especially for cases of autism in Bloomington IL. We also specialize in other neurodevelopmental conditions aside from autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger's syndrome (pediatric and adult), non-verbal learning disability, Tourette's syndrome, and complex Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. We strive to learn up-to-date methods to enhance the well-being of our patients. These methods can target specific or all developmental issues so that families can live more comfortably.