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What to do if your child is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
If your child is diagnosed with any of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, early intervention by trained professional is key to enabling the
child with autism to achieve their fullest potential.
Intervention during the time when the brain displays the most plasticity affords the opportunity to “rewire” the brain often resulting in the children being able to make significant gains in many areas.
As more and more children are being diagnosed at younger ages, there is a greater demand for intensive early intervention services, particularly for those children who receive the diagnosis under the age of three.
Research has shown that some very young children with autism, who receive intensive early intervention, may require significantly less intervention when they are school-aged. Thus, early diagnosis and intervention can make the most critical difference in a child’s long-term prognosis.