Siblings often have lots of similar characteristics – eye color, temperament – but for the Broom family of Plain Township, their 3 boys have something in common that couldn’t be more different – autism spectrum disorder. “Autism isn’t a cookie-cutter disorder,” said the boys’ mom, Jodi Broom. “Like typical siblings each boy has his own […]
At Akron Children’s Hospital, it’s often the small moments that make the biggest difference – from cheering on kids who’ve overcome obstacles to learn to walk, to everyday office visits where we’re able to convince nervous youngsters that their pediatrician is a friend. These are the wide range of experiences we try to capture on […]
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.
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.
Although their cause is unknown, autism spectrum disorders affect about 1 in 88 children. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. John Duby, director of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares the signs and symptoms that a child may be affected by one of these developmental disorders.
On the surface, my 20-year-old son looks like a typical young adult, so most folks hear his loud voice and see his strange behavior and conclude that he is “weird.” There is no way for them to know that Matthew has a high functioning autism spectrum disorder ( ASD). His disability is invisible, and yet incredibly visible.