CHILDREN & FAMILIES

ASD & PDA Treatment

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Including caregivers and families Autism is part of daily life for 2.3 million

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    What is Autism?

    Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental condition

    Current diagnostics recognise the spectrum as being indicative of a range of symptoms and abilities that can be mild, moderate or severe with or without additional learning difficulties, mental health conditions or other support needs.

    Gender differences have been highlighted as girls tend to mimic social behaviours more readily than boys and this does make early diagnosis in girls more difficult and often not as apparent until the onset of puberty.

    Current diagnostics recognise the spectrum as being indicative of a range of symptoms and abilities that can be mild, moderate or severe with or without additional learning difficulties, mental health conditions or other support needs.

    Gender differences have been highlighted as girls tend to mimic social behaviours more readily than boys and this does make early diagnosis in girls more difficult and often not as apparent until the onset of puberty.

    Around 700,000 individuals have ASD
    Early intervention gives families the best opportunity to support healthy development

    Signs of Autism in children & teenagers

    This happens in a triad of 3 main areas

    Social Interaction

    • Experience difficulties making and maintaining friendships

    • Prefer to spend time alone than with friends

    • Feeling like they ‘don’t fit in’

    • Might have difficulty recognising inappropriate behaviours and topics of conversation

    Communication

    • May have difficulties with verbal and non verbal communication

    • Reduced ability to recognise social cues or body language

    • Find it had to follow and taking part in conversations

    • Might find following instructions challenging

    Interests & Behaviours

    • Having unusual interests or obsessions

    • Compulsive behaviour

    • Develop attachments to objects or people

    • Find changes upsetting

    • Displays of repetitive body movements

    Other Difficulties

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Aggression

    • Difficulty with sleep

    • Difficulty eating