Building A Care Team

Working with a care team is instrumental in the planning, early intervention, and progress of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A team approach creates a better continuum of autism care for individuals. With younger children in the education system, the Planning and Placement Team works together to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or a 504 plan if the child qualifies. Private service providers and physicians often work together in conjunction with schools to develop a comprehensive approach to care. Support

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Autism in Girls

Child with autism solving a puzzle

The country and the world are increasingly tackling the difficult issues around bias – racial, gender, religious and otherwise. For the neurodiverse community, gender bias in the medical community has its own ramifications and can specifically lead to a late diagnosis of autism in girls or perhaps no diagnosis at all. While Autism as a scientific study seems to be evolving by the day, it is still represented as skewed heavily towards males. A surf around the internet and you’ll

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Mental health of parents caring for a child with ASD

A new study examines the mental health of parents of a child with ASD. According to a study released this year “results indicated that the majority of the parents in our sample have reached clinical levels of psychiatric distress, in particular anxiety” Link This study addresses the reasons perfectly why ASD.ai came together as a team to build the Rootines app. Parents of children on the ASD spectrum are not only immersed in the day-to-day of caring for their child

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Autism and Team Communication

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “It takes a village.”  For some reason, every time I heard someone say that, it made me cringe.  I was do so much on my own, and I don’t have family nearby.  As a single parent with no family near, where was my village?  I changed my perspective when my son was diagnosed as developmentally delayed and then eventually with autism.  So many people became involved in his education and therapy.  Once I started

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