Parents, teachers and health care providers see it daily – no 2 children are the same in how they learn and process the world around them. Now, the rest of the world, including the world of business, is starting to take note and be more inclusive. During this Autism Awareness Month, Gina Bannevich is one […]
As 7-year-old Isabella Pirogowicz moves a controller with her hand, an animated monkey correspondingly stretches his long hand to pop a bubble. Isabella probably thinks she is just playing a fun computer game, but there’s actually more at play. The game is therapy, helping Isabella, who has mild cerebral palsy, expand the range of motion […]
When their son Joey still hadn’t started talking by the time he turned 2, Kyle and Missy Cheney knew something wasn’t right. After a series of tests, Joey was diagnosed with autism, specifically Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). “That was really, really difficult for my wife and me, to understand what PDD-NOS is […]
Since 2013, autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder were combined into one diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We define where on the spectrum a child is based on the amount of support he needs.
A Google search of “autism resources” brings up more than 67 million hits. So how do you know which resources will be helpful? In honor of Light It Up Blue on April 2, a global ASD awareness campaign, I want to share a list of my recommendations of autism resources.
Research has shown that parents are right 85 percent of the time when they think their child has a health concern. In this video, Dr. John Duby, director of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses how a parent’s input plays a key role in the proper diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.