What is autism?

Do you know exactly what autism is? Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a name that refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. There are many subtypes of autism and it is actually a spectrum disorder. This means that two different people with autism will not have the same set of strengths as well as challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

Symptoms of Autism

The core symptoms of autism are restricted repetitive behaviors as well as social communication challenges. Children and adults who have autism typically have difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communications. This means that they could not know how to properly understand or even use concepts like eye contact, gestures tone of voice, and more. Some additional social challenges that one can face are recognizing emotions, gauging personal space and feeling overwhelmed in social situations.

Autism Treatments

Because of how unique every person with autism can be there is no one perfect solution to treating it. From autism, one may have further complications such as sleep disturbance, seizures, and gastrointestinal distress. Addressing these problems can help some of the other symptoms of autism improve. However, every autism treatment plan should be highly tailored to an individual’s needs. There are options out there and it is important to choose the right ones. 

Professional Help 

As with all health matters getting a professional opinion is key if you have any concerns or questions. Every person is unique which means that every situation is different so talking to professionals will help you be in a better position. Experts will know just how to get the very best care for your needs as well as answer any questions you may have.  Best Home Care offers a full menu of home health services, all with the comfort and well-being of your loved one as the central focus. We care for clients from all walks of life, all age groups, and with all types of home health needs. If you have any questions or want more information please reach out to us. Contact us today!