Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is the tragedy!
Every parent wants their child to have a comfortable life. Perhaps that’s why new parents watch breathlessly for traditional milestones. But now, we’re coming to understand that some children might approach those milestones differently, and that’s OK.
As a society, we have a growing awareness of autism, a neurological difference where people process the world differently, sometimes having difficulty with socializing and communication.
According to the CDC, every one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder, with boys being 4.5 times more likely to have the disease than girls, and At least now 200 million people now have health insurance coverage for ABA in the US.
There’s no one medical test that can determine if a child has an autism spectrum disorder, but there are several behaviours and developmental delays that could indicate that your child has autism.
Obviously, only a medical specialist can make a correct diagnosis and a treatment for autism, but you can maintain your eyes out for anything that looks improper and then, if necessary, inform your child’s paediatrician.
On the next page, we will share with you the 7 signs your child may have autism. Be sure to check it out! And as always, if you have any concerns about autism or your child’s development in general, talk to his doctor.