Autism is characterized by a triad of impairments:
Autism spectrum disorders include:
Many parents are not prepared to hear the words “autism spectrum disorder” and their child’s name used in the same sentence. Even for parents who suspect that their child has a form of autism, understanding and implementing the scope of additional supports that your child may need to be successful can feel overwhelming. Many parents feel isolated, misunderstood, or simply are not sure how to move forward in understanding what this diagnosis specifically means for their child. Edgewood is your place to turn to.
When should you schedule a a comprehensive ASD evaluation?
We can help if you have concerns about your child’s development, managing difficult behaviors or it has been suggested by your child’s teachers or pediatrician that you should consider pursuing an assessment for an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
A Comprehensive Assessment and Formal Diagnosis can help your child and your family in many ways:
There are many reasons you may consider a Comprensive Evaluation. You many be seeking:
*Our Comprehensive Assessments are available for individuals of all ages including children as young as 12 months.
Some helpful resources on ASD screening include the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s General Developmental Screening tools and ASD Specific Screening tools on their website. Visit CDC Act Early – Autism & Development Facts to learn more.
Our clinicians are trained to support, advise, and walk with you on this journey, from the beginning steps of diagnosis, to understanding your childs strengths, to identifying various treatment paths to lead each family towards the progress they are seeking. Edgewood believes in comprehensive care, collaboration with your child’s support network at home, school and all their other service providers. We believe in a parent-focused approach, understanding that you, as the parent, are the expert in understanding you child. Our job is to help support you and your family as you move towards effective and meaninful change.
Edgewood proudly provides the following ASD services: