Early Identification and Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Resources that Change a Child’s Life
Thanks to new research, it is becoming easier to identify autism spectrum disorder at earlier ages than ever before. Although parents understandably may fear having their child identified as having special needs, early identification and intervention greatly improve a child’s chances for lifelong success and wellbeing. Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande, autism researcher at the U of M’s Institute of Community Integration, joins Marti & Erin to help parents understand the process of developmental screening, assessment and intervention, highlighting the value of Help Me Grow as a source of information and support for parents of all young children. (A special thanks to Help Me Grow for supporting this important show and for being an ongoing partner of Mom Enough.)
Why is a “wait and see” approach not a good idea for a child who is presenting signs of a possible autism spectrum disorder? What did you learn in this Mom Enough show about assessment and early intervention with children with ASD?
To access Help Me Grow’s developmental resources, click here.
For CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. developmental monitoring tools, click here.
For Minnesota Act Early, click here.
For ME’s early signs of ASD interview with Jed Elison, click here.