Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, as well as restricted and repetitive behavior.
Early signs of autism can be detected by parents during the first three years of their child’s life. These children typically fall behind in developmental milestones, although some stay on track with little interference.
Those with autism may have difficulty communicating with peers and family and may show signs of obsessive compulsions. They may also have trouble in loud or crowded spaces, or anywhere with stimulating surroundings.
With proper management, children and adults with autism can develop the skills they need to function well in society. Common treatments include medication, therapy, and a strong support system that includes parents, teachers, friends, and mentors.
At The Office Of Michael M. Lee, D.O., Inc., we understand how scary and confusing it may be to receive an autism diagnosis for either yourself or a loved one. Our kind and compassionate staff take every extra step needed for our patients learning to cope with this developmental disorder.
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