Do you know a child with an autism spectrum disorder or do you worry your child might have such a disability?
With improved screening and early identification, an increasing number of children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. If we don’t have a child with ASD in our own family, we almost certainly know a family who does. So what are the defining characteristics of ASD? What interventions are most effective and why are those strategies good for any child? What are the effects of ASD on other family members, especially siblings? Two experts from the autism programs at St. David’s Center, Sarah Rehman and Kathy Patton, join Marti and Erin for an informative discussion on this important topic.
Do you know a child with ASD? In what ways is that child the same as or different than other children of the same age? Share your thoughts in our REPLY space below!
For autism resources – suggested books and web sites, click here.
For tips on playing with children with special needs, click here.
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For the Autism Society of Minnesota, click here.
For Autism Speaks, click here.
For PACER Center, click here.