What is Autism?

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, restricted and repetitive behavior. According to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, approximately 1 in 59 children has been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

What are some of the symptoms of autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Social issues are one of the most common symptoms in all types of ASD. Some examples are: avoiding eye-contact, difficulty in understanding personal space boundaries, prefers to play alone, not sharing interests with others and other social “difficulties” that can cause serious problems in everyday life.

Are services covered by insurance?

Most services are covered by insurance. For more information on our services and to find out if our services are covered under your plan, contact us!

Do services run all year long?

At Golden Steps ABA, we believe that continuity of services throughout the year is essential for establishing skills that will last a lifetime. Our BCBAs are flexible and will work with your child on a schedule that best fits their needs – even if that means working with your child while you are on vacation!

Autism Speaks provides a comprehensive resource guide for all states. The site also has an impressive list of tools that parents may find useful, that focus on communication and social skills.

Autism Society Is a site that provides many resources for those with autism, their family members, as well as professionals. Autism Society also gives updates on the latest autism news.

The Autism Research Institute focuses on researching the causes of autism, as well as developing safe and effective treatments for those currently affected by the disorder.

Autism Beacon was started by the parent of a child with autism, Autism Beacon strives to accumulate the best resources for autism treatments. Autism Beacon presents a wide range of articles on autism, including many sensitive topics.

The PLAY Projectâ„¢ is a parent implemented, intensive early intervention program for young children with autism. Children learn best through play in the natural environment of the home. The secret is knowing how to engage the child in a playful way that promotes his or her development.

Autism Care Today’s goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment by providing the necessary resources to individuals with autism and their families. Studies demonstrate that early and intense intervention is important when treating individuals with autism.