Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.

Symptoms are characterised by problems in the following areas of development: social interaction, communication skills, and Individual children with autism spectrum disorders may present with very different sets of symptoms, and with widely varying degrees of severity. Because there can be a wide variety and severity of symptoms, Autism is known as a ‘spectrum’ disorder.

Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments, and services can improve a person’s symptoms and the ability to function in life.

At elvesCARE we can facilitate and guarantee improvements for people on the autism spectrum. All we need is your commitment to change!

Skills and behaviors we address include:
communication, sensory acuity, positive peer interactions, self-help skills (toileting, dressing, bathing, etc.), speech difficulties, learning, stress/anxiety, Fine and gross motor skills, play and leisure skills, life skills, vocational skills

We know that every child and adult CAN learn the skills necessary to live a fulfilling life!