If your child is showing symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is important to have them evaluated by a professional. While it may seem frightening, it is the first step in helping your child live a productive life. If they are diagnosed with ASD, we will coordinate treatment, family educational and support programs, and provide input to help your school create an individualized education plan (IEP).
The Importance of Early Diagnosis
If your child is exhibiting symptoms that you suspect may be related to ASD, you may feel a sense of urgency to find out for certain. An autism diagnosis can occur when your child is young – as early as 12 months – and the earlier a child begins treatment, the better the outcome is likely to be. Discuss your child’s symptoms with your pediatrician to see if the Thompson Autism Center is the right next step for your family.