Many parents are told by health professionals that their child will ‘grow out’ of what research has shown are early signs of autism. Olga Tennison’s Autism Research Centre’s Dr Kristelle Hudry says this ‘wait and see’ approach misses a vital opportunity for maximising a child’s developmental outcomes by starting very early intervention. Read more “Living with Autism Podcasts: Prevention as Intervention with Dr Kristelle Hudry”
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I am a mum of six. My three youngest all have ASD and have terrible trouble with meltdowns after school. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of the ‘delay effect’ for children on the spectrum. That being that they hold themselves together and show no behaviour of concern at school but ‘meltdown’ when they return home. My question: is there any research evidence that this exists and what can be done to help?
ASDetect identifies the early signs of autism, to help reduce the age at which children with autism are identified. The younger a child is accurately identified the sooner intervention can begin allowing children’s full learning potential to be realized.
One of the first and most important choices parents and caregivers make after a child’s diagnosis of autism is which therapy will be most suitable for their son or daughter.