Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. 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.
Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is a wide variety in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups.
Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments, and services can improve a person’s symptoms and the ability to function in life.
Children and adults with ASD usually have:
- Difficulty with communication and interaction with other people
- Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
- Symptoms that hurt the person’s ability to function properly at home, school, work, and other areas of 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 be successful!