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Creative Behavioral Consultants, Inc. 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Suite 107 Calabasas, CA  91302
Autism Facts
Autism is a developmental disability that generally appears during the first three years of life. The specific cause of Autism still remains a mystery but researchers are looking for answers. It is a complex neurological disorder that affects each diagnosed individual differently. The behaviors can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, but generally the disorder is characterized by impairments in language, difficulties relating to others, and behaviors that include repetition and rigid routines. Typically, children do not "outgrow" Autism, but empirical data shows that it is treatable using Applied Behavior Analysis. Studies demonstrate that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. Having CBC assess your child leads to the collaborative creation of an individualized treatment plan. Behavior intervention services are then scheduled and provided in your home or in your child’s classroom, along with personalized parent and caregiver training.
Statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “…approximately 1 in 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).” “ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.” “The total costs per year for children with ASD in the United States were estimated to be between $11.5 billion and $60.9 billion.” “Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2% - 18% chance of having a second child who is also affected.” “Children born to older parents are at a higher risk for having ASD.” “Even though ASD can be diagnosed reliably at age 2, most children are not diagnosed with ASD until after age 4.” “Studies have shown that parents of children with ASD notice a developmental problem before their child’s first birthday. Concerns about vision and hearing were more often reported in the first year, and differences in social, communication and fine motor skills were evident from 6 months of age.” Early intervention can lead to better outcomes.
Myths About Autism
Myth:  Individuals with Autism are not capable of learning. Fact:  All individuals with Autism can learn.  If the individual is not learning, it is probably because the teaching methodology is not working and needs to be changed.  The key is figuring out how the child learns and matching the best teaching methodology to their individual style of learning.
Myth:  Most individuals with Autism never  learn to talk. Fact:  With early diagnosis and intervention, many individuals with Autism develop very good language skills.  Even those who are non-verbal can develop other ways of communicating using tools such as sign language and augmentative or picture communication systems.  Early intervention is essential as the likelihood of speech development diminishes after age five.
Myth:  Individuals with Autism are unable to feel emotions or develop personal relationships. Fact:  Although sometimes a child with Autism may not express affection in a more conventional way, the majority of children diagnosed with Autism are able to show love and affection, form attachments and develop strong connections with others.
Myth:  Someone who has Autism does not make eye contact with others. Fact:  This can be a challenging skill  for someone diagnosed with ASD, but many individuals with ASD can learn how to maintain eye contact.
Creative Behavioral Consultants 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Suite 107 Calabasas, CA.  91302
(818) 932-9644
Autism Facts
Autism is a developmental disability that generally appears during the first three years of life. The specific cause of Autism still remains a mystery but researchers are looking for answers. It is a complex neurological disorder that affects each diagnosed individual differently. The behaviors can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, but generally the disorder is characterized by impairments in language, difficulties relating to others, and behaviors that include repetition and rigid routines. Typically, children do not "outgrow" Autism, but empirical data shows that it is treatable using Applied Behavior Analysis. Studies demonstrate that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. Having CBC assess your child leads to the collaborative creation of an individualized treatment plan. Behavior intervention services are then scheduled and provided in your home or in your child’s classroom, along with personalized parent and caregiver training.
Statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “…approximately 1 in 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).” “ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.” “The total costs per year for children with ASD in the United States were estimated to be between $11.5 billion and $60.9 billion.” “Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2% - 18% chance of having a second child who is also affected.” “Children born to older parents are at a higher risk for having ASD.” “Even though ASD can be diagnosed reliably at age 2, most children are not diagnosed with ASD until after age 4.” “Studies have shown that parents of children with ASD notice a developmental problem before their child’s first birthday. Concerns about vision and hearing were more often reported in the first year, and differences in social, communication and fine motor skills were evident from 6 months of age.” Early intervention can lead to better outcomes.
Myths About Autism
Myth:  Individuals with Autism are not capable of learning. Fact:  All individuals with Autism can learn.  If the individual is not learning, it is probably because the teaching methodology is not working and needs to be changed.  The key is figuring out how the child learns and matching the best teaching methodology to their individual style of learning.
Myth:  Most individuals with Autism never  learn to talk. Fact:  With early diagnosis and intervention, many individuals with Autism develop very good language skills.  Even those who are non-verbal can develop other ways of communicating using tools such as sign language and augmentative or picture communication systems.  Early intervention is essential as the likelihood of speech development diminishes after age five.
Myth:  Individuals with Autism are unable to feel emotions or develop personal relationships. Fact:  Although sometimes a child with Autism may not express affection in a more conventional way, the majority of children diagnosed with Autism are able to show love and affection, form attachments and develop strong connections with others.
Myth:  Someone who has Autism does not make eye contact with others. Fact:  This can be a challenging skill  for someone diagnosed with ASD, but many individuals with ASD can learn how to maintain eye contact.
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