Diagnosed with Autism

Diagnosed with Autism

Q. My daughter was diagnosed with Autism; I just can’t wrap my head around how this happens.

A. Generally speaking the cause of Autism has not been specifically identified; however, it is theoretically believed that it is triggered by an environmental factor in combination with a genetic predisposition. Early intervention is a key to success. As a parent and a therapy provider, I would agree 100%. I know this is very, very hard to deal with, but I can tell you that this journey has been a challenging journey for my husband and me, but very rewarding. The most beneficial for my boys has been Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and ABA services.

Kate Lundgren, OTR/L, MBA, CST www.cuttingedgepediatrictherapy.com

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